I saw this film as a child and I remembered that basically, a young girl, to protect her idol, an up and coming ballerina, pulls a switch that opens a trapdoor on stage, causing the visiting prima ballerina to fall and injure herself permanently. Well, it's a bit more haunting than even I remembered. The young girl, Margaret O'Brien, spends most of the film in wrenching guilt over the incident and she's a bit of a fantasist herself -- a…
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It starts off with a good idea, and is compelling enough to make you want to find out what happens, but you can drive a Mack truck through all the plot holes.
The major problem here is that I spent three-quarters of the movie rooting for Rosamund Pike to be flayed (yes, that's skinned alive). Her character is a giant C whose scam to declare older folks incompetent, get them in a home and then strip them of all their…