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Waste of an excellent cast


Which is a pity. I don't expect much from these hallmark type films but given the cast I'd hoped for something more than a gallop through the usual cliches.

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It wasn't terrible. The father-daughter relationship was worth exploring and thinking about. Not unusual in a lot of families I bet.

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I've had to go back to IMDb to try and remember why I thought so poorly of this film and all I can say is I rated it a 4 against the average of 6.1. Generally, my rating is within a point of the average so clearly this didn't work at all for me. Apart from that - and noting again that it has a good cast - I remember absolutely nothing at all. Which in a roundabout way confirms my opinion - or I'm just getting old.

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One thing about the film: its marketing is tricky.

It's sort of described as a love triangle and there is a minor one at the beginning, but 'tis quickly over.

It turns out that what the film is actually about is an adult family dynamic -- longstanding conflicts between a father and his daughters.

I suspect that this trickery probably turned off a lot of viewers, and also kept people who would tend to like this film from seeing it.

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