Not even a trio of strong performances can rescue this poorly directed tale of a teenage girl's coming of age in the shadow of her grandmother's memories of Auschwitz. Manhattan high-school student Daisy (Claire Danes) is a painfully shy and bookish child with
absentee parents, few friends and no siblings. Daisy's only real contact with the outside world is her intense relationship with Nana (Jeanne Moreau), her beloved grandmother and best friend. At Nana's country home they read, walk in the woods and confide in one another: Daisy talks about her
infatuation with Ethan (Jude Law), the handsome captain of the lacrosse team, while Nana spins stories from her own ad...