Stephanie Daley
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A frightened and irresponsible girl and an emotionally conflicted woman are brought together under tragic circumstances in this independent drama. Stephanie Daley (Amber Tamblyn) is a 16-year-old girl who while on a school-sponsored ski trip collapses in a puddle of blood; a medical examination reveals that Stephanie has recently given birth, and in a nearby bathroom a newborn child is found dead, flushed down a toilet with its mouth stuffed with toilet paper. While Stephanie insists the child was stillborn and she had no idea she was pregnant, she is charged with killing the infant, and… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The acting is uniformly on a high level. Tamblyn is impressive, and Swinton, as usual, is outstanding."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"A movie that can wound you."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Stephanie Daley stands out for Amber Tamblyn's (The Grudge 2, Joan of Arcadia) unbelievable performance in the title role."
‑ Heather Huntington,
"Thought-provoking and mesmerising."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Filled with emotional pain, it's a perceptive, truthful film interested not in passing judgement, but rather in exploring the truth about relationships, pregnancy and life."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"You are likely to be discussing this film long into the night."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Tamblyn's surprisingly measured performance commands attention."
‑ Janice Page, Boston Globe
"There's a rawness to [it] paints slick composition and beautiful, bleeding color on the kind of story about sex and faith that no one has told well in a while."
‑ Karina Longworth, Cinematical
"As joyless as it may be, it's still a brilliant emotional experience."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"not a great deal that is dramatic happens in the film, but it is that accrual of small details that fleshes out who these people are."
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
"Apart from Swinton's fine performance, what largely distinguishes this is Brougher's sharp narrative focus."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"To see Tamblyn's work here, to see her character almost simultaneously embody pain, terror, anguish, embarrassment, regret and just about any emotion you can think of, is to watch the kind of acting the medium exists to provide."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Sobering infanticide drama is too much for kids."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"boils a rambunctious issue down to the personal bruises"
‑ Chris Cabin,
"Tamblyn's performance is a delicate balancing act; she has to stealthily reveal who Stephanie is to us while still holding back the most vital information until the very end."
‑ Mary F. Pols, Contra Costa Times
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