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Film Review - 22 July

Film Review - Sadie

SADIE 1

Writer/director Megan Griffiths has made a handful of movies during her career, with a few of them failing to inspire much confidence in her helming abilities. Stumbling through “Eden” and “Lucky Them,” Griffiths tried to make intimate films about personal issues, but phoniness was difficult to shake, coupled with a few troubling casting choices. The planets align for Griffith in “Sadie,” which has the benefit of a disturbing premise sold without much distracting exploitation, keeping to a low rumble of dysfunction and manipulation, permitting some behavioral authenticity to come through as intended. There’s a “Bad Seed” element to the tale that’s enticing, but Griffiths doesn’t go wild with thriller interests, electing to preserve a natural development of disillusionment to entice emotional involvement before strangeness starts to creep in.  Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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