I found this to be a very touching movie, except for Gail. Personally, I sort of got the impression she was misleading the
girls about their father. She obviously disapproved with Jessie married Charlie then got a divorce. And while I understood Kelly was somewhat angry, I didn't see her as a brat. I just saw her as a confused teenager responsible for her ten year old sister Chris, angry at Gail, struggling with her mom's murder and fear of having to go live with Gail. I hate Gail!