1946 Father-Daughter Easter Picnic. Eight-year-old Diana bears a grudge against her father who has just returned from World War II, because she doesn't understand why he had to leave her ... See full summary »

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George Willoughby
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1946 Father-Daughter Easter Picnic. Eight-year-old Diana bears a grudge against her father who has just returned from World War II, because she doesn't understand why he had to leave her several years ago. During the game, she vanishes in the woods... Written by Anonymous

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27 March 1987 (USA)  »

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Kathryn Willoughby: I felt so sure she'd be found safe. It's a hope that never died, George. Never died. But sometimes false hope needs to be put to rest.
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Saccharine Beyond Belief
31 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Snotty little girl goes missing. She probably went down in the quicksand. Her family lives their lives in the shadow of her death, never quite being what they could be. This is a perfectly legitimate plot setup. We go way into the future. The father is now a doddering old guy and his wife is dying. They have run a school but no longer have the energy to keep things going. This is understandable. He is having trouble letting her go (as if he had any choice in the matter). Now we bring in a bunch of sentimental schlupp with the daughter showing up in her Girl Scout uniform, at the door. It gets really maudlin and predictable. It's a plot that has been done about a thousand times already.


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