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Saturday, 9 August 2014

Audrey Rose (1977)

Suppose a beardy stalker told you that your daughter was his daughter reincarnated. What would you do? That’s the premise of the film, adapted for the screen by the author of the original novel, Frank De Felitta.
The practical father (John Beck) and emotional mother (Marsha Mason) aren't very original types, but they do well; even more so when they’re required to act without dialogue. One aspect of Audrey Rose’s character was totally believable but the other part of it less so. It was a challenging role to ask of a young girl (Susan Swift) in her début feature.
I was hoping for something a little more sinister than what was given, but at least it avoided the plunge into the pit of complete melodrama that it skims around the edge of more than once.

3 journeys homeward out of 5

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