{4.5/5} “Time for Daddy to go on a little vacation.”

Tideland, released in 2005

Jeliza Rose has had a bit of a difficult childhood — both of her parents are drug addicts. When her mother dies, her father takes her to his childhood home out in the country. When he dies, Jeliza Rose must fend for herself — and her only neighbours are a bit strange. She has a very active imagination, and talks to her doll heads.

Jeliza Rose is a terrific character, who bravely faces all sorts of crazy situations thrust upon her. Watching it a second time isn’t quite the same as watching it the first time, but you can certainly appreciate the brilliance of young Jodelle Ferland.

This is one of Terry Gilliam’s masterpieces, along with Brazil, The Fisher King, and Twelve Monkeys.

Stars Jeff Bridges and Jodelle Ferland. Directed by Terry Gilliam (The Zero Theorem).

This is the second or third time I’ve seen it.

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