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Movie Review: Tideland (2005)

Based on the book by Mitch Cullin, the film is shown through the eyes of young Jeliza Rose (Jodelle Ferland), who is left alone in an abandoned and isolated Texas farmhouse after her addict parents (Jennifer Tilly and Jeff Bridges) overdose in quick succession. Left with only dirty barbie doll heads for company and antique peanut butter for sustenance, Jeliza Rose sets out exploring the fields surrounding the house, inventing her own complex fantasies to sustain herself. She eventually runs into her strange neighbors- Dell (Janet McTeer), a harsh taxidermist who lost an eye to a bee sting, and Dickens (Brendan Fletcher), her developmentally disabled brother who becomes Jeliza Rose’s new playmate.