Another lovely review for Starfish has been shared on Movie Review World. Read it in full on that site.
The entire cast are flawless, and in particular Ellie Copping (who’s not so young now) gives a standout performance as young Grace. With few words she manages to convey an emotion beyond her years as she gives us, the audience, a window in, showing us how this huge change affects the life of a child.
However, it is our two central leads; Joanne Froggatt and Tom Riley who deliver two of the most emotionally charged and devastatingly honest performances of the year. Despite it being a raw and deeply emotional journey filled with heartache and hardship, Starfish’s final message is one of hope, strength and most of all, LOVE.
Verdict: Two compelling central performances and a direct approach make Starfish one of the most effecting films of the year.