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Rated PG-13 · 108 minutes · 2013

Drama, Romance
Acclaimed director Terrence Malick executive-produced this film, but don’t think for a second that helps the quality of this problem-riddled indie flick. Malick’s stepson Will Wallace directs this adaptation of a 19th century French novella. The story is updated to the country fields of modern-day Texas, where Carl Blanton (Luke Perry!), his wife Maddie (Breann Johnson) their newborn son and Perry’s mean Momma B (a villainous Frances Fisher, the film’s only bright spot) live on the family farm. Problems arise when Maddie bonds with 9-year-old Francis, an orphan living with a foster mom in squalor on the Blanton’s property. The film topples over 30 minutes in, when out of nowhere Francis is 18 and Carl and Maddie haven’t aged a bit! The film loses all credibility at this moment. Beneath all the faux-Malick sweeping nature shots, this is nothing but a heavy-handed, corn-pone love story that feels like typical Lifetime channel fare.
Director: Will Wallace
Producer: Terrence Malick, Edward R. Pressman, Patricia Carpenter, Andrew Fognani, Mark Rickard and Will Wallace
Cast: Bill Paxton, Luke Perry, Frances Fisher, Joelle Carter, Glen Powell, Will Wallace, Jaime Gallagher, Cathy Tomlin, Andrew Fognani, Breann Johnson, Dylan Saccoccio, Robert Johnson and Prescott Love

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