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'Innocence' is as predictable as it is dull
'Innocence' is as predictable as it is dull

The teen thriller "Innocence," based on the 2001 novel by Jane Mendelsohn, is a movie of such snowballing stupidity that it's a wonder the actors could keep straight faces while shooting it (outtakes, please!). The film's saving grace is Sophie Curtis' gentle, empathetic performance as Beckett, a decent kid who moves to Manhattan with her author father, Miles (Linus Roache), after her mother dies in a surfing accident. On Beckett's first day at the tony if ominous-looking Hamilton Prep, she begins having violent visions. When a student jumps to her death — and Beckett learns it's not the first suicide the private school has seen — she...

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