November 8, 2013
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Director: Kevin Macdonald
MPAA Rating: R (for violence, disturbing image, language and some sexuality)
Screenwriters: Jeremy Brock, Tony Grisoni, Penelope Skinner, Jack Thorne
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, George MacKay, Anna Chancellor
Copyright Holder: N/A
Set in the near-future UK, Saoirse Ronan plays Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings, and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund (George MacKay). But on the fringes of their idyllic summer days are tense news reports of an escalating conflict in Europe. As the UK falls into a violent, chaotic military state, Daisy finds herself hiding and fighting to survive. Based on the award-winning novel by Meg Rosoff.