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In Her Skin (2009)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  2009 (Australia)
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Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who goes missing.

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Mr. Barber
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Caroline Reid Robertson
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Rachel Barber
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Ivan
John Butler ...
Busker
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Irene
Diane Craig ...
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Patterson
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Eugene Gilfedder ...
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Mclean
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Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who goes missing.

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Got under my skin
6 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Based on a true story of a 15 year old Rachel Barber's abduction in Australia, In Her Skin is disturbing to say the least. The movie chronicles the real events that happened before, after, and during this tragic abduction and the many different lives it touched.

Rachel Barber goes missing and everyone that knew her knew something was amiss but the Barber family was forced to wait 48 hours before the police would get involved. As her parents frantically look for her and blanket the neighborhood with pictures, we get to see glimpses of her past and the pasts of many people involved in this case .It soon unfolds and the truth is revealed in this psychological thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Guy Pearce and Miranda Otto translate incredible emotion and anger as Rachel's parents but for me the standout here was Ruth Bradley as Caroline Reid. Sam Neill also played an overwhelmed, distant parent of Caroline very well as this movie moves swiftly and smoothly through the horrifying truth of this well directed and acted film.

I watched this film on demand and was impressed with the overall production. In Her Skin reminded me a lot of The Lovely Bones, which I also enjoyed, that starred Mark Wahlberg. This movie is definitely worth a watch in my opinion


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