Stockholm, Pennsylvania

2015

Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015)

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Stockholm, Pennsylvania, Nicole Beckwith debut feature as both screenwriter and director, stars Saoirse Ronan as a young woman who is reunited with her parents 17 years after she was kidnapped by a stranger when she was just five years old. Ben, the perpetrator, kept her locked away from the outside world, and led her to believe there had been a disaster that had wiped out much of mankind. The woman has a difficult time adjusting to her new existence, while the girl's parents deal with their own issues when it comes to their daughter's tragic history.

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Critic Reviews for Stockholm, Pennsylvania

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Strong performances from Saoirse Ronan and Cynthia Nixon keep Stockholm, Pennsylvania intense and absorbing, but Nicole Beckwith's initial impulse to tell her confinement story as a stage play feels as if it might have been a sounder choice.

Jan 24, 2015 | Full Review…

From its opening scene, the film feels desaturated and airless, as if the intrusion of energy or color might upset the characters' delicate task of healing.

Jan 24, 2015 | Full Review…
Variety
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While there are a few things that didn't quite feel genuine, Ronan and Nixon sell the unpredictable arc.

Jan 23, 2015 | Full Review…

A provocative subject deserves a provocative platform. And while Stockholm, Pennsylvania is certainly provocative, it could stand to be a bit smarter.

Feb 25, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

The director originally conceived of "Stockholm" as a theater piece. Her original instinct may have better served the material.

Mar 19, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Sincere but convoluted... The almost-campy plot mechanisms make it hard to take it very seriously.

Feb 13, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Stockholm, Pennsylvania

I thought I was going to enjoy this a lot more than I did. I felt it was a little long and very drab.

Erin Collins
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