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Rynn Jacobs is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives in a secluded house that she and her father have rented in a quiet seaside community. But whenever anybody from the town tries to satisfy their curiosity, Rynn's father is never around, and it seems as if the girl is all alone. Rynn's resourcefulness is put to the test as several people try to find out what she might be hiding, including the snobby landlady and her sleazy son. Written by
The title of the book of poetry written by Rynn Jacobs (Jodie Foster)'s father Lester Jacobs was called "Poems". See more »
Towards the end of the movie, Frank Hallet places the needle on an LP record and classical music is heard. While they are drinking tea, Frank asks Rynn what the music is and she replies, "Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 1." As all vinyl LP's had labels in the center which indicated which work/s of music was/were on them, Frank should have known it was Chopin's First Piano Concerto without having to ask Rynn. See more »
Rynn, I don't believe what you've been telling me about your father.
No, no you're going to tell me that he's in there working, right?
He was this afternoon translating.
Then he was and now he isn't, that's it, eh?
No he's resting upstairs.
I've been here 3 times, and each time I notice how good you are with words, you're very careful, you're too God damned careful.
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Rynn sits staring at Frank Hallet through the entire ending credits as the fire burns behind her. See more »
There are some films which strike a chord immediately upon seeing, and stay in one's mind over many years. They act as a reference point for your life and experiences.
For me, this film was one such. I saw this about 4 times when it was released. I was aged 14. Jodie Foster played Rynn, a 13 year old in the film. I was an only child. Rynn was an only child.
(I think this was the first and only time I had a crush on a fictional character - the shots of the birthday cake with facial close-ups are still vivid. The - at the time - exotic kaftans added to the ambience.)
The murders and threatened child abuse aside (!), this is a story of survival, of independence, and of a growing realisation of a need for others.
There are many levels to this movie, and I would love to see this again. Perhaps a DVD release is overdue - even if only to satisfy my own nostalgia.
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