Dorothy Mills (2008)

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A psychiatrist is assigned to work on the case of a disturbed young girl.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Garrivan
Eileen McMahon
David Ganly ...
Aiden Kearsley
Pastor Ross
Joe Hanley ...
Paul Fallon
John McCarthy
Mary McMahon
Louise Lewis ...
Maureen Kearsley
Garage Owner
Marie Mullen ...
Garage Owner's wife
Duncan McClellan


Jane Morton, a psychiatrist from Dublin in deep mourning following the accidental death of her husband and son, is assigned to work on the case of Dorothy Mills, a teenaged girl in a small village who tried to strangle a baby. After miraculously surviving a car accident, Jane discovers a village darkened by strange events and meets a very nervous Dorothy, who swears she never touched the baby. After analyzing the teenager, Jane makes a diagnosis of multiple personality disorder until the day that Dorothy speaks with the voice of David, Jane's dead son. Written by Anonymous

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Evil chose her.

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Rated R for language, violent and disturbing content including a rape, teen drinking and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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6 August 2008 (France)  »

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Dorothy  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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During the car chase scene, there is clearly only one person in the second car, yet we see four people emerging from it at the end. See more »


Jane Van Dopp: Do you have any idea why she was bullied by the other children?
Mrs. Mc Cllellan: Because they hated anyone or anything that was different. God help the child, she was always different.
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I want to destroy you
(Nathaniel Méchaly / Craig Walker)
Performed by Craig Walker
Guitar & Bass by Serge Bonavita
Produced by Antonio Gambale
(P) 2008 Fidélité
Publishing: NX Musique / Haute Fidélité
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17 June 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Although writer/director Agnès Merlet resorted to too many clichés at times, Dorothy Mills does deserve credit for not taking the Hollywood road of botching the conclusion with special effects or nonsensical action scenes.

The movie has a solid pacing and takes the time to acclimate us with its characters. Unfortunately, most of them are terribly uninteresting and look like they were inspired by similar movies.

There are two glowing exceptions: psychiatrist Jane Van Dopp and our title character: the young and troubled Dorthy Mills. Dutch actress Carice Van Houten (The Black Book, Valkyrie) has a lot of presence on screen and manages to showcase all the emotions the doctor goes through, without overacting. The script still doesn't really do the actress justice but she does relatively well, despite not being completely at ease with English.

Without a doubt the most pleasant surprise of the whole movie will be the performance of newcomer Jenn Murray as Dorothy. Knowing that this movie was small budget and comparing her performance with the rest of the cast, one can only be amazed by her raw talent and presence. The role of Dorothy is incredibly challenging and it would have been easy for the movie to become unintentionally funny had the actress playing Dorothy been only average. But on the contrary, Jenn Murray elevates the movie by at least a point or two.

The story is slightly conventional. A nice twist at the end has a good effect to it but feels kind of forced. Some dramatic scenes barely work. More than anything else, the plot is almost ruined by not letting Dorothy be the sole vehicle of the strange happenings on the island.

But this is still a cool mystery movie with an awesome performance by Murray, whom I look forward to seeing in many more films.

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