Every childhood is normal to the child who lives it. For Meredith that means an enchanted seclusion that is shattered when she is deprived of her mother. Desperate and alone, Meredith must join a household with other women and their children, a sinister man who controls every facet of her existence, and a vicious bear that only she can see. As life in this world becomes increasingly strange and frightening, Meredith realizes that she must flee, even though she fears she has not learned enough to survive on her own. Written by
Did You Know?
In the opening scenes in which Meredith and Ruth go to collect rainwater, Meredith has quite a large real baby in a sling strapped against her chest. When Ruth collapses and Meredith kneels to help her, the "baby" changes between shots to a much smaller fake baby that is completely hidden by the sling. This was probably for safety reasons to avoid the real baby falling from the sling. See more