November 4, 2022 (Limited)
November 4, 2022 (Apple TV+)
Rated R for some language, sexual references and drug use
In “Causeway,” the new drama directed by Lila Neugebauer, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence plays Lynsey, a military engineer who has returned to the States from Afghanistan with a debilitating brain injury after an IED explosion.
It's a painful and slow recovery as she relearns to walk and re-trains her memory, aided by a chatty but tender caretaker (Jayne Houdyshell). But when she returns home to New Orleans she has to face memories even more aching and formative...
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After a seven-year hiatus from dramas–you know, the type of films that tend to garner award attention–Oscar darling Jennifer Lawrence is back in something that sort of somewhat resembles award fare. Causeway
, which has the Oscar winner and three-time nominee playing a veteran recovering from an IED-induced brain injury, is a moderately engaging if slight picture that is more forgettable than fascinating.
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