When the teenage daughter of a reclusive family of artists falls in love with an unusual boy at school, she awakens mysterious powers and discovers ancient family secrets that will change her life forever.
I too thought the cover misleading, and clearly I should have read the other reviews before purchase, but it has Aiden Quinn and Olympia Dukakis in it right? Well neither of those great Actors gets a chance to show their skills by a poorly written film. It's pretty, the lead girl is good, but it didn't really DO anything, and I felt quite cheated at having sat through it and wasted my time. Could have been so much better.
What the hell!!!!!! Where's the end yeah she wants to help with the prophecy but then what ........ considering this film was out in 2014 I don't see no 2nd part to this film on dvd i guess there is none. I thought there would be a beginning a middle and an end in this movie but it finished as the storyline was about to begin. Sorry but that's so wrong and rubbish. I really don't recommend this movie. I'm so disappointed, this would have been a really good film if it hadn't ended where it did. I'm not happy. I guess they didn't continue with a sequel.
This is a fairly simple story designed to appeal to young teen pagan girls. Rhea (Zosia Mamet) is our teen raised in a pagan family who worship the goddess in all her names. She is starting to develop special powers according to an ancient prophecy... and discover boys.
Zosia Mamet is made to look plain looking to appeal to ugly duckling teen girls. She is about as "homely" as Hollywood would dare to go. She goes from being a picked on kid, to one that might save the world, but would really rather go to art school. Her boyfriend Oliver (Sam Underwood) is good looking, understanding, opens up to her, writes poetry about her, and supports her. He is clearly out of her league, but in these pop teen fantasies, life is a romance novel.
In the film there is a celebration area of concentric circles. Concentric circles, circles, mazes, and even string is all part of womb imagery of the goddess with the inner lines representing the umbilical cord. This is true with ancient stories and myths.
The film incorporates big name stars who toil with the pretentious script. The movie struggles to achieve a decent climax. The special effects were minor as one might be able to deduce by looking at the film outtakes on the reverse of the DVD cover.
Not for old guys like me or people who might have a hissy fit about a film showing magic and witchcraft in a good light.