Rated 1.0

A teenage girl (Mia Wasikowska), grieving for her father killed in a car crash, sees an uncle she didn't know existed (Matthew Goode) suddenly moving in with her and her mother (Nicole Kidman). Korean director Chan-wook Park has never made a movie in English before, and writer Wentworth Miller has never written a screenplay at all, and it shows—their movie is a ridiculous crock of hopeless hooey. With his teenage-girl-and-Uncle-Charlie setup, Miller rashly invokes the memory of Alfred Hitchcock's classic Shadow of a Doubt, and it's a mistake; he and Park have a long way to go before they're anywhere near that league. Park imbues the movie with visual folderol in lieu of style, but can't conceal the implausibilities of the far-fetched script. Kidman's role amounts to little more than a diva cameo.