Martha, an emotionally fragile mother, who moves to a remote Irish village with her husband Tomas following the tragic death of their baby daughter. Whilst there, the couple decide to take in a disturbed and orphaned autistic girl called Daisy. Uncommunicative and greatly scarred by the violent death of her parents, Daisy gradually warms to her new surroundings. But, as a series of strange occurrences begin to be linked to the little girl, Martha and Tomas begin to hear rumors from the locals that Daisy might be something far more malevolent than she seems.
If you’ve seen the movie Orphan, then you have seen the better movie of what The Daisy Chain tried to pull off. In fact if you read the plot outline above, then you basically know what to expect with the film and there are no real twists or surprises. I will digress a little and get into some of the few positives of the film. The location and scenery was very fitting for the film and allowed the film to progress without any of the events taking it too far out of hand. The acting was decent and believable enough, but the script and direction felt lacking.
The pacing of the film was very slow and constantly found myself bored hoping something more interesting would happen, but unfortunately that never really happened. The Daisy Chain is far more drama than thriller and there was very little tension throughout the film. Without spoiling it, What disappointed me most was the ending. The film might have been able to have been saved with a good ending, but the ending was terrible as it left so many things unresolved and made what you had watched pretty pointless. It’s hard to recommend the film, but if you do watch it, know what to expect.
The Daisy Chain Trailer
My Rating: 3/10
Originally posted 2010-04-19 06:46:39.