Saturday 24 July 2010

DVD: The New Daughter

Kevin Costner plays John James a newly single Dad in this thriller based on the short story by the excellent John Connolly.
Upon moving into their new house James notices his daughter Louisa (Ivana Baquero) begin to behave strangely. Thinking it's just hormones he leaves her alone and concentrates on his younger son who is struggling to come to terms with his Mother's departure.
Being a John Connolly story all is not as it seems as Louisa is drawn to a strange mound in a nearby field and James begins to suspect that this is more than just teen angst.
The first two thirds of the film are excellent, Costner is fantastic as the Dad struggling to get things right but it all gets a bit silly when the Mound Walkers appear.
Costner fans will love it and Connolly fans, I suspect, will be slightly disappointed.
Ric's Rating: 64%


  1. Costner is still alive? It's so sad when you see what has become of those big stars from our childhoods like him, Gibson, Bruce Willis, Ford, Cruise ... not to mention the female stars from that period who have totally disappeared - Kathlenn Turner, Madeleine Stowe, Demi Moore, Meg Ryan, Goldie Hawn.....

  2. Madeleine Stowe !! Loved her in Stakeout!

    Dez, check out Costner in Mr Brooks, it was made within the last couple of years and it's fantastic.

  3. Why have I never heard of this movie? Did it come out in the theater?

  4. Hi There,

    It had a limited cinema release and is now available on Region 1 (USA) dvd. Looks like the studio didn't promote it very well.

  5. I've never heard of this either, but the story sounds interesting!

  6. It's a decent enough film Valerie, if you like Costner or John Connolly's books then it's worth checking out.


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