Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Monster movie about puberty is smart but bloody.

R 2018 92 minutes

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Based on 3 reviews

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age 14+

A little predictable....

My wife and I watched this and had the plot figured out pretty early on. The story starts with a very young girl being raised by "daddy". She is pretty much a prisoner in his shack out in the woods. He does his best to raise her, and tries to give her some semblance of an education. As she ages, he starts giving her shots to prevent, or at least delay puberty. The story doesn't progress much until the girl is rescued, and temporarily lives with a sheriff (played by Liv Tyler) and her much younger brother, as their parents had passed some time before. The girl (Anna) is in sensory overload pretty much from her rescue on. She does a good job of putting together the pieces of her jagged existence, however, I wish the producers could have stretched that part of the movie out a little, as the whole thing seems to happen pretty fast. Not an incredible amount of violence, however, when it does happen, it's pretty grisly. There is also some teen drinking at a party, and a couple of scenes involving sexuality that might be embarrassing to be watching with your kids. Overall a fairly decent movie, albeit a bit rushed. I'm not a fan of movies that leave you guessing, but this movie does a good job tying up the loose ends.
age 15+

Interesting movie

I’m not sure if the person on this page who write the review stating “ Based on the primal, male-held view of changes in a woman's body being monstrous”. Actually watched this movie because it has nothing to do with that at all. Without trying to give a way too much ..... the movie is about mythical creatures in a way and has nothing to do with male held views on a woman’s bodily changes. There’s a reason the male in this movie does what he does when The girl gets her period. And it has nothing to do with misogyny.

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