More than two decades ago, Jennifer Lopez had millions of fans on the edge of their seats as her character, Slim Hiller, fought for her life in the crime thriller, Enough. Even with the odds stacked against her, the terrified mother went to great lengths to protect herself and her child from an abusive husband. But after realizing that running wouldn't solve the problem, she took on a new approach—one that involved finally confronting her partner.
Lopez's new action drama, The Mother, which hits Netflix Thursday, isn't quite the same, but it does carry the same theme of how far a mother will go to ensure her child's safety. Helmed by Niki Caro, best known for Disney's live-action remake of Mulan, the film follows a nameless FBI agent (Lopez) who gives up her daughter (Lucy Paez) in hopes of protecting her from vengeful enemies. However, after 12 years, this plan falls apart when her daughter is suddenly captured and held hostage.