Stephanie Daley
Stephanie Daley (2006)

A teen (Amber Tamblyn) accused of hiding her pregnancy and then killing her baby is investigated by a forensic psychologist (Tilda Swinton, who also executive produced). Timothy Hutton. Written and directed by Hilary Brougher.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 21, 2006
DVD Release Date: September 4, 2007
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The premise has all the trappings of melodrama, but the excellent performances give the characters complexity and empathy.

Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

The acting is uniformly on a high level. Tamblyn is impressive, and Swinton, as usual, is outstanding.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A movie that can wound you.

Heather Huntington

Stephanie Daley stands out for Amber Tamblyn's (The Grudge 2, Joan of Arcadia) unbelievable performance in the title role.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

You are likely to be discussing this film long into the night.

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Janice Page
Boston Globe

Tamblyn's surprisingly measured performance commands attention.

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Karina Longworth

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.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Apart from Swinton's fine performance, what largely distinguishes this is Brougher's sharp narrative focus.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

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.

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Sobering infanticide drama is too much for kids.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Very well done movie. I felt a lot of sympathy for what Stephanie must have been through and the consequences of her actions. Tidla Swinton is also very good… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]Written and directed by Hilary Brougher, "Stephanie Daley" is a thoughtful movie about there not always being a ready explanation… More
Randy Tippy
There are films that you watch for sheer entertainment. One's that afford you an hour and a half of escapism, returning you safely to reality with a happy… More
Laura Cameron
I got that happy feeling that I get once in awhile when I see an outstanding movie that reaffirms my love of film. Quite a feat considering the heavy subject… More
Leigh Ryan
Different than what I was thinking it was going to be like, but it was still good. Plus, I enjoyed watching the confused looks on the people that went with me.… More
Erin Collins
Terrible ending, depressing story, but the acting was good.