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  • Warning: Spoilers
    If you're reading the reviews for this movie, it only means you're a fan of obscure, lesser known films and you're wondering if you should give this one a chance. I say go for it.

    I gave this movie an 8 because I think it exemplifies unique and pleasant storytelling but ends up rushing some of the later parts of the film. At only a 90 minute runtime, this easily could've been 110-120 in order to more deeply define certain relationships and aspects of the world of Daisy Winters.

    The film starts out with a very charming and well written relationship between an 11 year old girl and her terminally ill mother. Brooke Shields does a masterful job in her role and ends up being one of the most likable characters in recent memory. There isn't much to be said about the film's actual plot without completely ruining it, but let's just say the movie's charm takes a drastic turn near the midway point with the exit of Brooke Shields.

    Daisy is obviously the main character of the film, as the title would suggest, but I feel that the relationship between her and her mother was more in the spotlight than just her. And I think that's kind of the point. Their mother/daughter relationship was so drawing and enviable that once it disappears from the screen, you truly are left with a little bit of a disappointment. Again, that's probably the point.

    Overall, there was a very elegant dance between the script and the actors, as we see a small ensemble of neighbors come together to communally care for a girl who's mother is dying. There is a certain exploration of themes here, and I think one of them that was most poignant was this idea of loss. Loss can be felt in millions of different ways by millions of different people. To see it from the eyes of an independent, confident and quirky 11 year old girl was a refreshing and welcome perspective.

    8/10
  • Warning: Spoilers
    I love seeing films I have not seen trailers for beforehand, and also love discovering films I hadn't heard about: both applied to "Daisy Winters," as I unexpectedly found it playing at two theaters here in Sacramento, CA while doing my weekly showtime and title search online for films opening this week and playing locally. I like Brooke Shields and her acting range (her hilariously over-the-top performance as the "neighbor from Hell" on TV's "The Middle" sitcom comes to mind as just how against-type she can play so well) over all these years, so my best friend and I decided to throw caution to the wind and pay to see it. We were both rewarded: this film walks a tightrope, with characters you're very aware could go dark or in any direction at any moment, including stereotyped paths seen in many films before this one, but who instead turn out to be fully-realized humans trying to do their best and grow as adults (including children forced to grow up too soon), and sometimes succeeding. I've seen a few character studies this year that made me feel as quietly exhilarated as this film did: "Wonder," with Julia Roberts, Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird," and the sadly under-appreciated "The Book of Henry." I highly recommend this film for anyone who loves character studies that take you on a fresh and unexpected journey of life experiences.
  • As I grow older, and without a family of my own, I can live vicariously through the imagination of others, and see what I would want in my own child. The qualities seen in Daisy is how I dream a child should be allowed to BE: honest, forthright, able to speak from the heart. I absolutely agree with the storyteller, and love this movie so much. Thank you all for a beautiful story.
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    I knew nothing of this film other than that Brooke Shields was in the cast. I like to see films, particularly independent films that I know nothing about occasionally. This film succeeds on many levels: interesting story full of twists, turns and keeps you wondering what will happen next; excellent acting by all involved; and packs quite an emotional whallop at times. The choice of songs scattered throughout also add much to the atmosphere. Brooke Shields and the young actress who plays her daughter are standouts, but all of the players are perfectly cast and make an impact. Truly, an unexpected gem. 10/10 for what it is-- an indie surprise!
  • According to the resymee and reviews id read. its a story about a little girl, and daisy winters is her name, she lives with her mum, and hates her mums sister, because she is her aunt. daisy has a very grown up picture of the world and everything else, her wishes are few but wholeheartedly sincere, and as the film asses by we learn to know why.she has a few friends at school, but she seem like an overly lonely child, that cares and breaths for her mothers care and friendship. in many ways daisy is a very grown up girl in a very grown up world, and this world becomes , all of a sudden extremely threatening , one day. to find out why,you better watch the film, because its a beautiful film with a beautiful sole and spirit, it has a great score, the cast is at times marvellous and the hopes and wishes , makes you feel so much sympathy and empathy for this girl

    this is a so near perfect film with twists and turns you may not expect at all from an 11 year old girl, so why do i give it a nine'r. well the director hasnt been able to develop the characters and the story good enough, and the lack of time seems to be one reason for that.cause time is money in the filmbusiness, and the lack of repetitive takes are unveiled from time to time, so the editors total of material to clip and glue together are at times a bit primitive and artifiscial, believe me its not a huge error, just a feinsmæckers view.

    the grumpy old man felt the whole spectre of emotions when viewing this flick, its a heartbreaker at many levels, and definately a winner that shouldve had a chapter on wikipedia, but everytime ive tried to add something there it has been cronically been deleted as nonsense. i can not recommend this high enough. its for all ages and all genders
  • Unexpected, and compelling, this film is full of heart. Bravo to Brooke Shields and especially to Sterling Jerins, whose work is always on point and sublime .
  • Brooke Shields is great and daughter was very good! You didn't feel sorry for Daisy as much as rooted for her wished you could be more like her. A movie that made me cry but I am glad I found it. Friendship and connections are SO important.
  • How could 11-year-old Daisy be put in such a position? To desire, to enact, to do. So gruesome. So real. So really gruesome. Oh, how we ignore what's right in front of our eyes. Aunt Margaret the driver, turned out to be correct.

    The use of technology, the weird old women down the road - a facilitator. The ruse. So difficult. So easy to pull off. Until it unravels. The mother of her best (only) friend. The teacher looking on longingly as she ticks the boxes. The solitary geek stranger neighbour. Doug the watcher. Devolved but involved. The saviour? The saviour becomes facilitator too.

    The conspiracy starts within. Both obvious and inevitable. Gruesome becomes reality. Until, cookies for change.

    Daisy the manipulated manipulator. How could 11-year-old Daisy be put in such a position? To desire, to enact, to do. Daisy loved mum too much. Mum loved Daisy too much. Pot brownies to loosen the nerves. Let the unravelling begin.

    Hard secret Nobody knows Nobody cares Nobody can penetrate defences

    Sleeping with the daises. A glance in a wing mirror. The bible attests all my love Robert - really?