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The Legend of Lucy Keyes (2005)

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
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Sheila Travers
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Gretchen Caswell
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Chief Kemper
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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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The legend of Lucy Keyes
5 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a smart, thoughtful thriller that really digs into the bond between a mother and daughter. Not a horror film in the traditional sense of the genre, Lucy Keyes frieghten"s by making the possibility of the supernatural afterlife real. Julie Delpy is sublime in her portrayal of Jeanne Cooley, a mother who is caught between sympathy and terror for a spirit with whom she can relate with her heart and soul. Shot elegantly and efficiently, this Indy make the most of it's modest budget and really delivers on both visceral and emotional level, showing the real value of smaller films which are made outside the studio system.

All in all, a film to go see.


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