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Katherine Heigl’s and Sarah Chalke’s Masterful Performances in ‘Firefly Lane’

Katherine Heigl’s and Sarah Chalke’s Masterful Performances in ‘Firefly Lane’

Photo: 'Firefly Lane/Netflix Netflix has a solid track record of turning books into critically acclaimed series - just look at ‘The Queen’s Gambit’, ‘The Mess You Leave Behind’, and ‘Lupin’. Unfortunately for fans of Kristin Hannah’s beloved book, ‘Firefly Lane’, the creators of this new series have rather missed the mark. The tale of two best friends told over several decades has its moments - all between the two leads, Tully Hart (Katherine Heigl) and Kate Mularkey (Sarah Chalke) - but overall fails to land. It spends too much of its runtime split between several sappy love affairs and heavier issues that feel more like afterthoughts than themes. This is a shame because at the heart is there is a solid story worth telling - the tale of true love between best friends. Related article: Hollywood Insider’s CEO Pritan Ambroase: “The Importance of Venice Film

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