The Tie That Binds (1995)

WESLEY STRICK

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1995.  Hollywood Pictures, Interscope Communications, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , ,, Susan Zachary.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

 and  lose custody of their little girl when their morally corrupt lives allow her to slip through their fingers. Now living in an orphanage, the young lady finds a new life to live when a childless couple (, ) adopts her and take her into their new home. Naturally, when the biological parents resurface, they’re determined to find their daughter and bring her back into the family. This silly and completely unbelievable thriller is an offensively classist mess, one that relies on humdrum cliches and offensive stereotypes to tell a story that only the most Middle of Middle Americans will really enjoy. It’s especially a shame how stupid a film it is considering that Hannah seems to be blossoming into a better and more confident actor as the years go by, and yet the work being offered to her is diminishing in quality. A sad waste of good talent, and that includes the other highly superior actors involved in this misguided project.

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