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      The Daughter

      Released Jan 27, 2017 1 hr. 36 min. Drama TRAILER for The Daughter: Trailer 1 List
      77% 62 Reviews Tomatometer 62% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Christian returns to his hometown for his father's wedding. Reconnecting with childhood friends and family, he unearths a long-buried secret that threatens to shatter lives. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 02 Buy Now

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      With The Daughter, debuting writer-director Simon Stone turns Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck into a thoughtful meditation on the bonds of family, friendship, and community.

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      Roger T Without doubt the clunkiest, clumsiest, most hamfisted effort at filmmaking that it has been my misfortune to watch in my 76 years, I felt embarrassed for actors such as Sam Neill, Miranda Otto and Geoffrey Rush that somehow they were inveigled to take part in such a train wreck of a movie. The saving grace was that as it got progressively worse, it became funny. The end could not come soon enough. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/06/24 Full Review Emil N Boring and annoying to watch. Hedvig wont stop crying at the end, which is more infuriating than sad. I was just waiting for her to die so I didnt have to listen to it. And when she finally died, her father started crying. WTH???!!!!! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/05/24 Full Review Wayne H Unlikeable characters. Pretty average film but Saved by that last 10mins and the non American ending. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review isla s This is a film very much about family secrets and how such things impact on others. There are various scenes with minimal dialogue and plenty of shots of characters pacing about, looking unsure and pensive. Geoffrey Rush and Sam Neill give decent performances but if your not keen on slow burners, i.e. slow paced family/domestic dramas, then this may not be for you. I noticed that in many scenes the lighting was relatively dark and I wondered if that was almost done on purpose, to portray a manifestation of the dark times and unsure footing the various people find themselves in. There's some reasonably good dialogue at times and its worth seeing but it isn't a film I'm likely to want to watch again. An intriguing and reasonably well made film with an element of atmosphere present, this is good but not quite great. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The daughter is a perfect storm of family secrets that funnel into existence through a grandfather's marriage. When the alcoholic son comes back to town, he upends everything, especially the daughter's identity. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review sarah s Australian family with secrets, starring famous Aussie actors. Not terrible. Even pacing and kind of arty. Human interaction was the focus and the secrets the characters keep get outed causing injury and drama. It was good for what it was but if you are used to action to loose ends tied up...this is not the film for you. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Mike D'Angelo AV Club ... The Daughter, while sticking close in broad outline to Ibsen's 1884 masterpiece, moves with a fluid grace that's wholly cinematic... Dec 14, 2017 Full Review Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor As any kind of introduction to Ibsen, this film is more a turnoff than a turn-on. Rated: C+ Feb 3, 2017 Full Review Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times Made with taste, skill and discretion, "The Daughter" demonstrates both the staying power of classic material and the risks inherent in bringing it up to date. Feb 2, 2017 Full Review Edward Lawrenson The Big Issue Handling shifts in tone from acutely observed vignettes of small-town life to scenes of tragic ferocity with deft assurance, this is an impressive fully-formed debut from Stone. It's stunningly performed, too, with special mention to Odessa Young. Sep 20, 2023 Full Review Richard Crouse Richard Crouse A gem, an emotionally affecting film that transcends melodrama to cut to the core of how people react and regret in the face of fidelity and betrayal. Rated: 4/5 Feb 3, 2021 Full Review Julie Crawford North Shore News (Vancouver, B.C.) The Daughter is further elevated by excellent, natural performances from veterans and newbies alike. Leslie, in particular, delivers a standout portrayal: everyman optimism shattered by unthinkable betrayal. Rated: 8/10 Apr 17, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Christian returns to his hometown for his father's wedding. Reconnecting with childhood friends and family, he unearths a long-buried secret that threatens to shatter lives.
      Simon Stone
      Simon Stone
      Kino Lorber
      Original Language
      English (Australia)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 27, 2017, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 14, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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