Here is the first paragraph of my review of the Australian film "The Daughter", starring Geoffrey Rush and Sam Neill.

With “The Daughter” (2015), writer-director Simon Stone adapts a 19th century play which hinges on a character’s rigid idealism and redirects the narrative to reflect contemporary society’s hyper-individualism. Henrik Ibsen’s “The Wild Duck”, ironic in tone, mocks the character Gregor’s belief in the spiritual righteousness of truth-telling at all costs. Renamed Christian in Stone’s film (excepting Hedvig, all the characters are rechristened), a son’s motivation for revealing family secrets becomes envy and retaliation. In both scenarios, a family implodes, and a young woman pays for the adults’ malfeasance.

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The Daughter - Full Review


Angela K. Peterson
Drama Movies
Editor