fabulous little actress deserving of an oscar nomination!
As a mother, it's hard to watch especially the shamelessly manipulative part played by Moore. The acting was good, especially the little girl.
In the 1890s during James' days, novelists didn't follow the arc principle that we do today; they gave spalshes of scenes here and there. Unfortunately, this film follows does the same thing for the first half of the movie that leaves one wondering where it is going and if they should be going for the exit. It picks up when it becomes linear. Excellent acting all around, especially the young one.