Directed by Samantha Morton
Two-time Academy Award nominee Samantha Morton's directorial debut THE UNLOVED is a powerful and personal look at the strength and resilience of youth. Morton tells the story of eleven-year-old Lucy (newcomer Molly Windsor) seeking refuge as a ward of the state from her abusive father (Robert Carlyle). Placed in a tumultuous foster home, Lucy befriends her rebellious teenage roommate Lauren (Lauren Socha), and together they navigate the cold and uncaring world before them. With a screenplay by Tony Grisoni (FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS) based on original material by Samantha Morton, THE UNLOVED captures the subtle magic and melancholy of childhood while painting an honest portrait of a girl torn between a broken family and an inept social system.
A powerful and personal look at the strength and resilience of youth through the eyes of Lucy, a ward of the state seeking refuge as from her abusive father.
Cast: Molly Windsor, Robert Carlyle, Susan Lynch, Lauren Socha
I needed to revamp my review, as the movie itself deserves a better rating. The movie itself sticks with you after it's over.
This movie belongs on a family drama channel or the women's station. It's a good movie... but this is NOT anywhere CLOSE to ANY kind of "horror". Not creepy, not psychological, not NUTHIN. :/ Whyyyyyy Shudder WHYYY.
It was ok. Got a little lost for me
Thank you for providing an opportunity to see this film. Not horror but sad and a little too real. Excellent job by Samantha Morton.
it was ok. i wouldnt watch it a 2nd time tho.