A story that has been heard before in so many variations that this is certainly an Echo of nothing original. Directed by Lewis Arnold and written James Jose Walker this is a re-telling of the 'Boy who cried wolf' and not a good re-telling at that. Arnold directs by the numbers and relies heavily on his cinematographer and the performance of Lauren Carse, who is a very good actress and needs little direction in this done before tale. The cinematography is really nice when it involves the improvised outdoor scenes involving Carse and Carse & Oliver Woollford, who plays the younger brother. Caroline's family scenes are wasted opportunities by Arnold and Walker to engage the audience by giving more depth to her and the film's lack of story. It is also hard to ignore that Carse does not come across as a 17 year old school girl and is apparent in her performance at times. This is blatantly obvious when Carse and Woollford are on screen and he effortlessly steals the scenes. It is obvious that the casting of this piece is questionable including the very wooden and unconvincing Carolina Giammetta, who plays the mother.
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