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The Tenth Circle

The Tenth Circle
Brittany Robertson

Brittany Robertson

Screen Time: 75%
Role: Trixie Stone
Age: 17 years old

 

The Tenth Circle

2008
Rating: 7.33 (3 votes)
Directed: Peter Markle
Country: Canada
Language: English
Genre: Coming of Age, Drama, Mystery
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1132288

Summary

Laura Stone teaches at a local college and is wife to Daniel, a comic book artist. Their idyllic lives are turned upside down when their daughter, Trixie, accuses her ex-boyfriend, Jason, of raping her. When Jason later dies in an apparent suicide, the family finds itself in the center of a high profile investigation that rocks their community revealing just how far parents will go to protect their children.

Movie Reviews

Rape is a very serious subject and at first, Peter Markel’s The Tenth Circle (2008) deals with the ugly situation when a high school teen gal accuses a guy of violating her, but it all becomes more complicated and has unexpected consequences.  Then the teleplay adds too many twists and almost trivializes the rape itself.  However, this is well acted, including good performances from Kelly Preston as the mother who is cheating, Ron Eldard as the father who has problems of his own and Britt Robertson as the victim.

I was happy with the sensitivity that he subject was treated with at first, but this TV movie looses focus on the most important points when it goes off into directions that have nothing to do with the case at hand and whether it is faithful to the book it is based on or not, its conclusion is a problem.  Now, you can see for yourself.