House of Cards
This story of a girl’s retreat into silent creativity after her father’s death is stingy with scientific explanation but not with the easy manipulations only a sickly child plot can provide. As the heroic psychiatrist, Tommy Lee Jones, normally electrifying, seems slightly doped; the gutsy Kathleen Turner, playing the resourceful mom, is more breathless than usual in House of Cards. The result is film as wood veneer — convincing on the surface, but fake underneath.
House of Cards (movie)