Stockholm, Pennsylvania

2015

Stockholm, Pennsylvania

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Stockholm, Pennsylvania, Nicole Beckwith debut feature as both screenwriter and director, stars Saoirse Ronan as a young woman who is reunited with her parents 17 years after she was kidnapped by a stranger when she was just five years old. Ben, the perpetrator, kept her locked away from the outside world, and led her to believe there had been a disaster that had wiped out much of mankind. The woman has a difficult time adjusting to her new existence, while the girl's parents deal with their own issues when it comes to their daughter's tragic history.

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Critic Reviews for Stockholm, Pennsylvania

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  • Strong performances from Saoirse Ronan and Cynthia Nixon keep Stockholm, Pennsylvania intense and absorbing, but Nicole Beckwith's initial impulse to tell her confinement story as a stage play feels as if it might have been a sounder choice.

    Jan 24, 2015 | Full Review…
  • With a bit more maturity and confidence in her vision, Beckwith is sure to come up with something that's a knockout all the way through.

    Jan 24, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Brian Moylan

    Guardian
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  • From its opening scene, the film feels desaturated and airless, as if the intrusion of energy or color might upset the characters' delicate task of healing.

    Jan 24, 2015 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

    Variety
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  • While there are a few things that didn't quite feel genuine, Ronan and Nixon sell the unpredictable arc.

    Jan 23, 2015 | Full Review…
  • A provocative subject deserves a provocative platform. And while Stockholm, Pennsylvania is certainly provocative, it could stand to be a bit smarter.

    Feb 25, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • The director originally conceived of "Stockholm" as a theater piece. Her original instinct may have better served the material.

    Mar 19, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Stockholm, Pennsylvania

  • Apr 01, 2016
    I thought I was going to enjoy this a lot more than I did. I felt it was a little long and very drab.
    Erin C Super Reviewer

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