• Stephanie Daley (2007)

Stephanie Daley

Release Date: April 20th, 2007

DVD Release Date: September 4th, 2007

R |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Forensic psychologist Lydie Crane (Tilda Swinton), who once had a stillbirth and is pregnant again, takes on a personally difficult case. She must examine Stephanie Daley (Amber Tamblyn), a teenager who is about to stand trial for the murder of her newborn. Flashbacks reveal Stephanie's past, as the teen recounts her version of events leading to her pregnancy, her labor and her infant's death.

Cast: Tilda Swinton, Amber Tamblyn, Timothy Hutton, Denis O'Hare, Jim Gaffigan, Deirdre O'Connell, Halley Feiffer, Neal Huff

Director: Hilary Brougher

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Redbone Films, Silverwood Films

Keywords: Gritty, Emotional, Dark, Love, 2000s, Doctor, Marriage, Mystery, Husband, Fall, Hospital

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    With a calmness that bespeaks confidence, this small, spellbinding second feature by Hilary Brougher brings together two women, trapped in separate states of denial and distress, who manage to end each other's entrapment. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Some cases should never come to trial, because no verdict would be adequate. You are likely to be discussing this film long into the night. show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A muted psychological mystery where filmmaker Hilary Brougher's interest in "solving" a possible crime is superseded by her investigation into matters involving denial, free will and the physical and emotional burdens of pregnancy. show more

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