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What She Knew (2006)

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Critic Consensus: The premise has all the trappings of melodrama, but the excellent performances give the characters complexity and empathy.

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A teen (Amber Tamblyn) accused of hiding her pregnancy and then killing her baby is investigated by a forensic psychologist (Tilda Swinton, who also executive produced). Timothy Hutton. Written and directed by Hilary Brougher.
Rating:
R (for disturbing material involving teen pregnancy, sexual content and language)
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Cast

Amber Tamblyn
as Stephanie Daley
Tilda Swinton
as Lyudie Crane
Susan Ferrara
as Reporter
Novella Nelson
as Doctor Lynn
John Ellison Conlee
as Jack Hutchinson
Neal Huff
as Mr. Thomas
Teri Thomas
as Jenny Nay
Kaiulani Lee
as Pastor
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Critic Reviews for What She Knew

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (20)

The acting is uniformly on a high level. Tamblyn is impressive, and Swinton, as usual, is outstanding.

Full Review… | June 22, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

You are likely to be discussing this film long into the night.

Full Review… | June 1, 2007
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Apart from Swinton's fine performance, what largely distinguishes this is Brougher's sharp narrative focus.

Full Review… | June 1, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A movie that can wound you.

May 31, 2007
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Tamblyn's surprisingly measured performance commands attention.

Full Review… | May 11, 2007
Boston Globe
Top Critic

To see Tamblyn's work here, to see her character almost simultaneously embody pain, terror, anguish, embarrassment, regret and just about any emotion you can think of, is to watch the kind of acting the medium exists to provide.

Full Review… | April 27, 2007
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for What She Knew

Very well done movie. I felt a lot of sympathy for what Stephanie must have been through and the consequences of her actions. Tidla Swinton is also very good in this.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

There are films that you watch for sheer entertainment. One's that afford you an hour and a half of escapism, returning you safely to reality with a happy conclusion and the rolling of the credits. This is not one of those films. Stephanie Daley is a snippet of adolescent reality presented without embellishment or agenda. It's exceptionally written, superbly cast and, due to it's content, damn hard to watch.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

½

Different than what I was thinking it was going to be like, but it was still good. Plus, I enjoyed watching the confused looks on the people that went with me. They didn't like the ending. FUNNY! Love Amber, so that also counted for a lot.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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