The Daughter (2017)
Critic Consensus: With The Daughter, debuting writer-director Simon Stone turns Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck into a thoughtful meditation on the bonds of family, friendship, and community.
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... The Daughter, while sticking close in broad outline to Ibsen's 1884 masterpiece, moves with a fluid grace that's wholly cinematic...
As any kind of introduction to Ibsen, this film is more a turnoff than a turn-on.
Made with taste, skill and discretion, "The Daughter" demonstrates both the staying power of classic material and the risks inherent in bringing it up to date.
While the acting draws us into the story, it plays like a daytime soap opera with really good actors and Australian accents.
The Daughter offers a good but sadly wasted cast, obscured in the eye-rubbing mist of a foggy Down Under countryside and struggling to rise above the sludge of a basic soap opera with literary pretensions.
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I wanted to see this one at the cinema, so I was excited when the library got the DVD in. What can I say. Well acted, well made. Horrible ending. I think this is a movie that should have tied up a bit better at the end. Not saying it should have a happy ending necessarily,but I would have preferred for it to show one one way or the other. I felt most sorry for Hedvig, the teenage daughter, the boyfriend and that ending. Argh.
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