The Legend of Lucy Keyes (2006)





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One family comes face-to-face with the forces of the unknown in this supernatural thriller based on actual events. On April 14, 1755, something terrible happened to Lucy Keyes in the forest surrounding Wachusett Mountain. 250 years later, Guy (Justin Theroux) and Joanne Cooley (Julie Delpy) move their family into an 18th century farmhouse at the foot of the mountain to escape the city, and recover from the death of their youngest child to SIDS. It seemed like the perfect place to get a fresh start and raise their two young daughters Molly and Lucy. Upon discovering that the Keyes family had occupied the farmhouse at the time of their daughter's death, Joanne begins having strange dreams, and hearing haunting cries coming from the woods. After finding a letter admitting to the murder of Lucy Keyes, Joanne becomes convinced that Martha and Lucy Keyes' spirits are attempting to contact her in hopes that she can set them free from their earthly limbo, and begins to fear that their grieving mother plans to claim Lucy Cooley as a substitute for her own missing daughter. As Guy attempts to convince the townspeople to approve construction of a wind farm project that he's currently working on, his wife's sanity begins to slip and their marriage starts to falter. Joanne's attempt to expose the truth about Lucy Keyes' disappearance only leads to greater terror, however, when the townspeople turn on the family, and young Lucy Cooley vanishes into the woods one cold and windy night.
Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Julie Delpy
as Jeanne Cooley
Justin Theroux
as Guy Cooley
Brooke Adams
as Samantha Porter
Mark Boone Jr.
as Jonas Dodd
Jamie Donnelly
as Gretchen Caswell
Michele Greene
as Sheila Travers
Cassidy Hinkle
as Lucy Cooley
Kathleen Regan
as Molly Cooley
Tom Kemp
as Bill Kemper
Ken Cheeseman
as Bud Travers
Anna Friedman
as Lucy Keyes
Rachel Harker
as Martha Keyes
David Ian
as Eli Farnum
Charley Broderick
as Bob Greenwood
Jillian Wheeler
as Anna Keyes
Madeline O'Brien
as Anna Cooley
Sarah Newhouse
as Mary Sawyer
Elizabeth Duff
as Librarian
Frank T. Wells
as Mechanic
Bates Wilder
as Deputy Officer
Jim Spencer
as Native American
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Critic Reviews for The Legend of Lucy Keyes

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Too routine to stir up much energy or portent about the present-day impact of the mysterious disappearance in 1755 Princeton, Mass.

Full Review… | March 6, 2006
Top Critic

A standard setup that unfolds with lukewarm results.

February 14, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Um terror convencional que, apesar dos esforços de Delpy, fracassa graças ao roteiro bobo e à direção óbvia de Stimpson.

April 23, 2006
Cinema em Cena

Audience Reviews for The Legend of Lucy Keyes


A very tame and extremely lame attempt at a horror/thriller based on true events. I'm hard-pressed to find a reason for the R rating. The effects, which are very few, are poorly done (mostly just make-up), the story moves too slowly and is taken over by subplots that are uninteresting even if they become important late in the movie. The acting is poor too; surprisingly Julie Delpy even seemed to sleepwalk through it.

Don Schick
Don Schick

This part true, part ghost story is a weak drama that tried to be a thriller but didn't make it out of the gate. Although the Legend of Lucy Keyes is an interesting tale, it's probably better told around a camp fire instead of on film. ;)

Deb Singh
Deb Singh

Super Reviewer

Extremely lame. Really expected more from Julie Delpy. I guess it's okay to watch once on tv, but sure wouldn't watch it again.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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