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Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015)

A young woman, kidnapped when she was a child, returns home to the family she barely remembers and struggles to feel at home.

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Nikole Beckwith

Writer:

Nikole Beckwith

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Saoirse Ronan ... Leia Dargon
Cynthia Nixon ... Marcy Dargon
Jason Isaacs ... Benjamin McKay
David Warshofsky ... Glen Dargon
Rosalind Chao ... Dr. Andrews
Avery Phillips ... Leia, Aged 7
Hana Hayes ... Leia, Aged 12
Tom Wright ... Detective Timms
Jayne Taini ... Grocery Store Woman
Juan M. Fernández Juan M. Fernández ... Reporter (as Juan Fernandez)
Michelle Alegria ... News Anchor
Rob Yang ... Mr. Henry
Wiley B. Oscar ... Prison Officer
Nelson Mashita Nelson Mashita ... Public Defender (as Nelson Lee Mashita)
Gordon Greene ... Ben's Neighbor
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Seventeen years after she was abducted by a stranger named Benjamin McKay, twenty-three year old Leanne Dargon, who has been in his captivity all this time, is discovered, and eventually reunited with her biological parents, Marcy and Glen Dargon, while Ben is now in prison charged with her kidnap. Ben was able to hide her locked in his basement all this time, telling her that he saved her from world destruction, which she would have no reason not to believe. Leanne has no true recollection of her time before Ben, who renamed her Leia, and thus is the only family she has ever known. Over those seventeen years, Marcy and Glen dealt with the abduction in different ways, Marcy whose primary focus was and still is Leanne, to the point of never having returned to work. Marcy, Glen and Leia enter into their reunion with this history. So while Marcy and Glen have a memory of their six year old daughter who they want back in a young adult form, Leia only sees in front of her two strangers. ... Written by Huggo

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stockholm, Pennsylvania See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Trivia

Inspired by the true story of Natascha Kampusch, who had been kidnapped and held prisoner for 8 years in the basement of the kidnapper's house. See more »

Quotes

Leia Dargon: Is this how people love? They become a room for you to live in and then they lock?
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deadening
13 July 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Leia (Saoirse Ronan) was abducted by stranger Benjamin McKay (Jason Isaacs) at the age of four. She lived in the basement believing the world had ended. After 17 years of isolation, she is reunited with her birth parents (Cynthia Nixon, David Warshofsky). She struggles to acclimate to them who are essentially strangers and even her real name Leanne. Her mother can't leave her by herself and is desperate to connect to her. The marriage is falling apart. Dr. Andrews (Rosalind Chao) is Leia's therapist.

Director Nikole Beckwith strips away any flash or music. The colors are washed out. It is deliberately quiet at times. It leaves the movie feeling dead for the first half. Saoirse is able to maintain interest by her sheer presence. Leia takes a turn around the midpoint. It's a big risk and it becomes bursts of overwrought awkwardness. She needs a connection outside of the situation. The obvious comparison is Room which is more cinematic and has more "life". This is trying to walk down the same path but not as scenic. The two women produce a compelling battle but I'm not sure if it's worthwhile.


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