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J. O.'s rating of the film The Moth Diaries

With Mary Harron at the wheel, it is extra unforunate to see such a promising project fall so flat. An isolated Gothic boarding school, the anxieties and angst of teenage years, supernatural mystery - all goes to waste with spotty acting and cheap effects. There were some very atmospheric moments (raining blood in the library, for example), but otherwise there was very little that stood out.