PG | | Drama, Horror, Mystery
13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life.
The title of this movie comes from the lyrics of the nursery rhyme Baa Baa Black Sheep, although in the nursery rhyme it is a little "boy" who lives down the lane. The nursery rhyme is many hundreds of years old and its origin and meaning are unknown.
But what about school?
Rynn: School is having people tell you what life is and never finding out by yourself.
When the police office first comes to the house Rynn tells him that her father is busy translating Russian poetry in his study and that "when the door's pocked he can't be disturbed." This is a very obvious lie since if the door really was locked then Rynn could not possibly know exactly what her father was doing in the study. However the police officer does not notice this at all.
Rynn sits staring at Frank Hallet through the entire ending credits as the fire burns behind her.
The infamous nude scene with Jodie Foster's body double (her older sister, Connie) and one dropping of the F-word from Scott Jacoby has been reinstated for the MGM DVD release. The producers didn't notice that Connie Foster was wearing a gold bracelet on her left arm, which subsequently disappears when Jodie Foster returns for her close-up under the covers.