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The Underrated Jennifer Lopez Drama Tugging At Netflix Subscribers' Heartstrings

Since the early 1990s, Jennifer Lopez has been a multifaceted artist who can sing, dance, act, produce, and do pretty much anything else she puts her mind to. She began her career as a dancer before shifting to acting and recording music. Arguably, she has some responsibility in starting the trend of pop singers pursuing mainstream acting and vice versa, as seen with modern-day artists like Lady Gaga and Mandy Moore. She's performed at the Super Bowl, been nominated for two Golden Globes for her acting in "Hustlers" and the 1997 biopic "Selena," and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. Needless to say, she's a Hollywood success story. 

JLo's filmography has been pretty expansive, with her most popular roles landing in the romantic comedy realm. She's starred in classic rom-com films like "The Wedding Planner" and "Maid in Manhattan." Additionally, even though it was a critical and commercial flop, her starring role in "Gigli" with Ben Affleck pushed their relationship into the mainstream. But one of her more underrated film roles has been making waves more than a decade after its debut, thanks to Netflix. 

Jennifer Lopez shines in An Unfinished Life

Netflix is responsible for reminding its subscribers of TV shows and films from the past that they often forget about. Most recently, that's been happening with the underrated drama film "An Unfinished Life," which stars Jennifer Lopez. The 2005 film follows Jean (portrayed by JLo), a young widow with a daughter who moves to Wyoming to live with her estranged father-in-law Einar (Robert Redford). After a traumatic accident left her husband dead, Jean discovered she was pregnant with his child. Despite the tensions with her father-in-law, Jean moves to his ranch to stay with him and his best friend/neighbor Mitch (Morgan Freeman) while avoiding some rough reminders of her tumultuous past. 

"An Unfinished Life," directed by Lasse Hallström, tells an intimate story of grief, healing, and forgiveness. The drama is extremely touching because it hits on topics of family tension and immense sorrow. Lopez's heartfelt performance is enough to make you want to watch it. And while it hasn't gotten the best critical reviews, it's definitely a solid pick for a movie night if you're in the mood to watch a film that will likely make you cry.