The Daughter

The Daughter ★★★★

Why I watched this one? DVD cover looked a combo of Sam Neill and Geoffrey Rush....count me in.

What is this one about? The story follows a man (Paul Schneider) who returns home to discover a long-buried family secret, and whose attempts to put things right threaten the lives of those he left home years before.

My thoughts on this one? A movie that builds and builds momentum until an emotional conclusion. Top notch performances from Neill, Rush, Schneider, Miranda Otto and Ewen Leslie (unknown to me). But Odessa Young (also unknown to me) as the daughter steals the show. She gives an incredible emotional performance. I will be thinking about her character for a very long time. I went from feeling sorry for Schneider's character to absolutely despising him in less than 90 minutes. This unknown gem is worth checking out.

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