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Every Secret Thing (2014)

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A detective looks to unravel a mystery surrounding missing children and the prime suspects: two young women who, seven years ago, were put away for an infant's death.

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Devlin Hatch
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Paul Porter
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Evelyn Fuller
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Dave Fuller
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Cynthia Barnes
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Dylan Ramses
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Ryan Fuller
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Mary Paige
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Rodrigo
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A detective looks to unravel a mystery surrounding missing children and the prime suspects: two young women who, seven years ago, were put away for an infant's death.

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Don't look away for even a second.


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

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20 April 2014 (USA)  »

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Secretos de un crimen  »

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In (2010), Frances McDormand originally approached friend and filmmaker, Nicole Holofcener to direct the movie, as well as adapt the book into a screenplay. While Nicole Holofcener doesn't direct, she is still attached to the film and receives a writing credit and Frances McDormand is given a producer credit. See more »

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Helen Manning: Did you find a job?
Alice Manning: No, not yet. Did you find a boyfriend?
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It's Not For Me To Say
Written by Robert Allen & Al Simpson
Performed by Carolyn Leonhart
Master recording Courtesy of Charlie Deitcher Productions, Inc.
Publishing - Charlie Deitcher Productions, Inc., Music Sales Corporation
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Solid low-key mystery
20 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

A three year old child goes missing in a small town where two teenage girls live, girls who had been recently released from prisoned for a previous child kidnapping and murder. Needless to say, suspicion soon falls on them.

The central idea in this film recalls the notorious British crime, the Jamie Bulger case. In this instance two young boys kidnapped and killed a toddler. It created a media storm and has remained notorious ever since. For this reason, the ideas underpinning this story are based on controversial ground but the film itself is handled in a very understated manner. It's partly a police procedural mystery and part psychological drama. Of the former, it is perhaps not as intriguing as it could be, although admittedly it does have some twists and turns; of the latter it is perhaps more successful where it looks at why a couple of damaged girls and one mother act the way they do. It's an efficient film, rather than an especially good one but it did keep my interest from start to finish.


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