Elle Fanning (above, center left), and extremely well. Her friend Rosa is limned by Alice Englert, (above center right, and recently seen in Beautiful Creatures).
Alessandro Nivola (above, left) and mom, a surprising Christina Hendricks, (above, center and sporting a pretty good British accent) -- than we do with that of Rosa's (mom is played by Jodhi May, dad is long gone). This pushes the film squarely onto the shoulders of Ms Fanning, who bears the weight effortlessly, as though it were second nature.
Oliver Platt (left), Timothy Spall (right) and Annette Bening (center). As both writer and director, Potter has created her story, one imagines, from scratch, rather than having adapted it from someone else's novel. The tale lasts only 90 minutes, and yet all the events that happen and the subjects and themes covered would seem to demand at least two hours, if not a lot more time.
TrustMovies has never been very good a shorthand, and yet, under Potter's tutelage, he gets it.
A24 films, opens this Friday, March 15, in New York at the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinema, and in Los Angeles at the Landmark Theater. Click here to see all currently scheduled playdates, cities and theaters.