The Tale ★★★

The Tale is essentially a Lifetime Movie of the Week elevated by Laura Dern and some clever storytelling, which unfortunately loses any sense of nuance or unpredictability by the end of the movie.  Still, to a person who has never really felt any significant connection to children (even as a child), it seems as though the piling on of these sorts of narratives has contributed to this societal distrust of any adult male who does connect with children (go ahead, google “teacher shortage distrust of men”), and sitting in the cinema the other day during trailers, it made me wonder how the modern viewer will really process the upcoming documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor?