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THE VOICES IN MY HEAD,
This review is from: How I Live Now [DVD] (DVD)
Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) "don't call me Elizabeth" has Daddy issues and comes to vacation in the country side of England with relatives she has never met. She takes meds for the voices in her head and is a disagreeable individual who hates everything about the country except for a young man named Eddie (George MacKay) a cow whisperer. Europe is in turmoil, events we know little about. When a nuclear device is exploded in London, fallout comes to the farm (literally and figuratively) as Daisy opts to refuse passage to safety to stay in her newly acquired comfort zone.
The film centers around Daisy and the choices she makes for her new family, going from a self centered individual, finally learning about loving a family, something she has missed since the death of her mother. "WWIII" provides the background and was more of a distraction to the film than anything else. Saoirse Ronan, a NYC girl who has also lived in Ireland was a natural for the part.
This is another series of films that were well made, but I didn't find having an overwhelming amount of entertainment value. Even with the dropping of an atomic bomb and armies roaming the countryside, I was still in the mode of waiting for something to happen besides the growing of Daisy's character. Clearly this is an action/drama/thriller chick flick I had no business watching. Great for teen girls.
Parental Guide: F-bomb. Sex. Off screen rape. No nudity. 3 1/2 stars