What is An Unfinished Life on Netflix about?

As of Sept. 13, the movie An Unfinished Life sits at No. 8 on Netflix’s top 10 list. Starring Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman and Jennifer Lopez, viewers are drawn to the all-star cast.

Directed by Lasse Hallström, An Unfinished Life is a strong, character-driven drama following a family who suffered a great loss and is seeking the strength to move forward while repairing their own lives.

An Unfinished Life was released in 2005 and won a Genesis Award for Best Feature Film. The film, initially released to a limited audience, grossed $18 million against a $33 million budget. Overall, the film garnered strong reviews from critics at the time of its release.

With its sudden popularity on the streaming platform, streamers are left wondering: What is this movie about?

What An Unfinished Life is about?

An Unfinished Life follows Robert Redford’s character, Einar Gilkyson, a former rancher and recovering alcoholic who lives with his long-time friend, Mitch Bradley, played by Morgan Freeman. After settling in, Gilkyson is visited by Jean Gilkyson, played by Jennifer Lopez, who is revealed to be his daughter-in-law, and his granddaughter, Griff, played by Becca Gardner.

Needing a place to stay, Einar is reluctant to let Jean and Griff stay because he blames Jean for his son’s untimely death. Desperate for a place to stay, Jean reveals that she is trapped in an abusive relationship and needs a safe haven for her and her daughter. Reluctantly, Einar agrees to open his house to them.

An Unfinished Life follows their journey as they navigate their rocky relationship, and Einar struggles to move past the grudge he has held against her since his son’s death. Throughout, one question remains: Will Jean and Einar mend their relationship and find common ground?

Where can I watch An Unfinished Life?

An Unfinished Life is currently streaming on Netflix for those with a subscription and is ranked No. 8 on the streaming platform’s top 10 list. Will you be watching the movie on Netflix?