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The Legend of Lucy Keyes (2005)

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An urban family leaves city life behind for the confines of rural New England. Little do they know that their new home once belonged to the Keyes family, a clan who experienced the tragic loss of their daughter some 250 years ago.

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Jeanne Cooley
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Guy Cooley
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Samantha Porter
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Jonas Dodd
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Lucy Cooley
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Molly Cooley
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Bud Travers
Michele Greene ...
Sheila Travers
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Gretchen Caswell
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Chief Kemper
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Charley Broderick ...
Bob Greenwood (as Charlie Broderick)
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Gus Jasper
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Martha Keyes
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Lucy Keyes
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Guy Cooley moves to an old farm in Princeton with his wife Jeanne Cooley and their two daughters, Molly and Lucy, to build eight windmills to generate clean power to the city. He was hired by the local Samantha Porter, who owns with her relative Jonas Dodd the lands in the woods where the facility will be built. The Cooley family has a cold reception in town, and while voting for the approval of the project, the old woman Gretchen Caswell votes against the construction with many followers and mentions the historic importance of the spot and the name of Martha. Jeanne researches and discloses that two hundred and fifty years ago, a girl called Lucy Keyes got lost in the woods and in spite of the efforts of her mother Martha Keyes and the locals, she was never found. When the ghost of Martha comes to the fields around their property calling for Lucy, Jeanne realizes that the legend is true and that there are many hidden secrets in that location. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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250 years ago a child disappeared. Tonight, she returns.

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Rated R for some violent content and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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An irritating, overacted film with too many loose ends.
18 November 2006 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

It is never a good sign when the audience laughs at a film's most dramatic moments - and it happened several times during the screening that I attended of this film.

While the film is based on a genuine local legend, the director's strict adherence "this is exactly how it happened" sometimes detracts from the story, since he seems unable to resist stuffing _Lucy Keyes_ with every possible detail of the legend and the current happenings in the town, regardless of whether or not it contributes to the plot. This leads to a lot of loose ends that are never satisfactorily tied together. Overacting, inconsistent tone and shoddy character development plague this film. There are so many plot points that are introduced as big moments but then never play out to any significance that I left the theater extremely irritated by _Lucy Keyes_.


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