The Irish performer (best-known for the TV arrangement The Tudors and Once Upon A Time) gives an insightfully calm execution as Emelie, a lady who has a puzzling ulterior rationale in tormenting Jacob (played by Joshua Rush) and his more youthful kin Sally and Christopher. In the opening successionvery much organized by executive Michal ThelinEmelie diverts and captures the genuine Anna, which permits her to walk directly into a clueless family’s life. Rich Herbeck’s script jabs at the tensions of folks who allow their children to sit unbothered with virtual outsiders, while Bolger exceeds expectations at playing the bad dream form of a sitter: apparently sweet, cool, and able, yet furtively shrewd.
Thelin and Herbeck isolate the activity in Emelie between “night out”where commemoration couple Dan and Joyce Thompson tries to put some sentiment into their sputtering marriage—and what’s happening back at their home. The film’s most grounded stretch is a half-hour in the center that like’s a wound adaptation of The Cat In The Hat, with Emelie urging the kids to junk their rooms and to eat the same number of treats as they need.