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Seemingly living the perfect life, with a loving husband and "perfect" daughter,Christine, a housewife, learns of her daughter's complete amorality. Her little Rhoda has drowned a schoolmate in the lake for winning a medal she believed belonged to her, and Christine finds an old woman and the janitor were also killed by the sadistic child. No one believes the frustrated mother, because Rhoda puts on such a sweet and perfect facade, lying and cheating to get away with her crimes. Out of frustration, Christine attempts suicide and fails, but Rhoda's fate is yet to be decided.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   committing crimes Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Daughter Age group    -   trouble in grade school

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   drowning Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   play

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