Stephanie Daley In Stephanie Daley , a 16-year-old Christian girl, played with exploratory shy grace by Amber Tamblyn, is accused of murdering her newborn infant. But did… Stephanie Daley In Stephanie Daley , a 16-year-old Christian girl, played with exploratory shy grace by Amber Tamblyn, is accused of murdering her newborn infant. But did… R Drama Tilda Swinton Amber Tamblyn Timothy Hutton Regent Entertainment
Movie Review

Stephanie Daley

MPAA Rating: R
'DALEY' NIGHTMARE Tamblyn finds a shy grace as Stephanie, a teen accused of murdering her newborn
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'DALEY' NIGHTMARE Tamblyn finds a shy grace as Stephanie, a teen accused of murdering her newborn
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Rated: R; Genre: Drama; With: Tilda Swinton and Amber Tamblyn; Distributor: Regent Entertainment

In Stephanie Daley, a 16-year-old Christian girl, played with exploratory shy grace by Amber Tamblyn, is accused of murdering her newborn infant. But did she even know that she was pregnant? That's what Tilda Swinton, as a forensic psychologist who is about to have a baby herself, must determine. Shot in a pinpoint, suggestive handheld style, this lacerating drama from writer-director Hilary Brougher shines a piercing light onto some of the hidden terrors of women, especially in an era when abstinence can shade into ignorance. The scary culminating flashback, in which Stephanie gives birth — in a public restroom, on a high school ski trip — is a marvel of authentic disturbance.

Originally posted Apr 18, 2007 Published in issue #931-932 Apr 27, 2007 Order article reprints