Premise: This drama focuses on a woman who decides to have a home birth, which ultimately goes awry, potentially due to a midwife’s incompetence. The family of the woman brings the midwife to court. The woman and her partner deal with the emotional fallout of the loss of their child, while both have people in their lives making them feel guilty for what happened. The story is a series of seemingly endless heartbreaks that come from the fallout of the central tragedy.
Netflix descriptors: “Emotional,” “dark” and “tearjerker”
How it starts: There’s an establishing shot of a construction site across a body of water. Text explains this is Sept. 17 (without a year). The camera dollies back from the establishing shot to reveal another construction site on the foreground side of the water. This is construction for a bridge. The camera pans left and reveals Shia LaBeouf’s character in full construction gear, shouting instructions.
It should be noted that in December, FKA Twigs sued LaBeouf alleging sexual battery, assault and emotional distress. LaBeouf released an email statement to The New York Times shortly thereafter, seemingly acknowledging the allegation.
After FKA Twigs’ accusations, Netflix removed mention of LaBeouf from advertisements about the movie, even though he co-stars in the film.
Notable cast: Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Molly Parker, Benny Safdie, and Sarah Snook
Runtime: 2 hours, 6 minutes
Bonus: Vanessa Kirby starred in the first two seasons of Netflix’s “The Crown” as Princess Margaret. Here’s a late night interview she did about almost losing that gig.