I watched this upon recommendation from a friend and I'm pleased that I did. Miss Fanning's performance throughout this film is exceptionally mature and bodes well for her future in the industry.
The subject matter is downbeat so the film could not be described as a 'feelgood' movie. However, the writers keep things moving and hold your interest to the end. Some debate has centred around a short rape scene involving the central character but this is handled well, is not graphic or revealing, and is essential to the plot.
All in all, a worthy effort which showcases Dakota Fanning's talent to good effect.