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Film Comparisons

 The Woodsman (2004)

The Woodsman is an American drama starring Kevin Bacon as a convicted child molester who must adjust to life after prison. The film was well- received critically, with Bacon's performance in particular drawing praise. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 88% of critics gave the film a positive review, with an average rating of 7.3 out of 10. “Kevin Bacon's performance as a child molester who is trying to start fresh has drawn raves from critics, who have praised The Woodsman as compelling, creepy, complex and well-crafted." It was nominated for the "Grand Jury Prize" award at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, won the "Jury Special Prize" at the Deauville Film Festival, and was a featured film at the 2005 Traverse City Film Festival. It’s gross in the United States was $1,576,231, while its worldwide gross totalled $4,678,405. In an interview with The New York Times in 2010, actor Colin Firth named Bacon's performance the best of the decade.

Three Girls (2017)

Three Girls is a BAFTA winning T.V. drama based on the experiences of three girls who were groomed in Rochdale between 2008 and 2012, for which nine men were convicted and sentenced. In 2017 the three-part drama (starring Maxine Peake, Lesley Sharpe and Lisa Riley), based on the true stories of victims of grooming and sexual abuse in Rochdale, saw more than 9.3 million requests for the series on BBC iPlayer and averaged a consolidated audience of 8.1million across three episodes for the broadcasts on BBC One. Three Girls attracted a younger than average audience, with 18.5 percent of viewers falling in the 16-34 age bracket, an average of 1.5m young viewers per episode (not including BBC iPlayer). That made it one of the youngest audiences for a new BBC drama in that year. The first episode of Three Girls was BBC iPlayer’s second biggest episode of the year, with 3.4 million requests, beating Sherlock’s fourth series opener into third place with 3.3 million requests.

Unfriended (2015)

Unfriended is an American supernatural horror film told entirely through a screen of a MacBook. Centred in a group of online chat room, eight teens find themselves haunted by a mysterious, supernatural force using the account of their dead friend. Unfriended, shot with a budget of just $1 million, grossed $32.5 million in North America and $31.6 million in other territories. A worldwide gross of $64.1 million. Deadline Hollywood calculated the net profit of the film to be $17.1 million, when factoring together all expenses and revenues. In North America, the film opened simultaneously across 2,739 theatres, earning $6.8 million on its opening day. In its opening weekend, it earned $15.8 million, which was higher than its $12 million range projection, and finished in third place at the box office behind Furious 7.