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Don't Tell (2005)



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Three siblings must face the emotional damage they suffered at the hands of their parents in this dark independent drama. Elderly farmer Raleigh is swilling whiskey while plowing the fields of his Ohio farm when he suffers a massive heart attack that claims his life. Raleigh's three children return home to tend to the funeral arrangements, though each has attempted to escape their father in their own way. Rachel (Alison Eastwood) long ago left the Midwest to open a restaurant, and has attempted to keep her mental demons at bay by shutting down her emotional side. Her sister, Izzy (Bonnie Root), drowns her inner rage with drugs, alcohol, and casual sex with men she barely knows. And while Yale (James Wlcek) rejected his dad, he has become a man very much like him, a taciturn farmer who has cut himself off from his family. Together, Rachel, Izzy, and Yale confront one another for the first time in years, and confront the painful physical and emotional abuse that has been part of their lives since they were kids. Don't Tell was produced in part by leading actress Alison Eastwood, the daughter of iconic filmmaker and actor Clint Eastwood.


Critic Reviews for Don't Tell

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (7)

It's wrongheaded in almost every department, with a lame script, bad acting and clueless direction. Even the theme song is annoying.

December 24, 2005 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The script and the performances are all fine, but it's very slow going.

October 14, 2005 | Rating: 2/4
New York Daily News
Top Critic

An excruciatingly bad indie.

October 14, 2005 | Rating: 1/4
New York Post
Top Critic

An inept drama concerning three siblings after the death of their farmer father.

October 13, 2005 | Rating: 0/5
New York Times
Top Critic

Might make a fun Lifetime TV movie -- if it weren't quite so morose.

October 13, 2005 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Spectacularly incompetent.

October 11, 2005
Village Voice
Top Critic

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