Stockholm, Pennsylvania

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Stockholm, Pennsylvania is a 2015 drama film directed by Nikole Beckwith. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It is Beckwith's directorial and film-writing debut. It was produced by Greg Ammon, Leslie Urdang and Dan Halsted with the studio Fido Features. The film was acquired by Lifetime on March 26, 2015, and made its television premiere on May 2, 2015.[1] The movie is edited by Joe Klotz.


Leanne Dargon (Saoirse Ronan as an adult) is kidnapped at age 4 by Ben McKay (Jason Isaacs), who confines her to his basement and renames her Leia. She is reunited with her parents, Marcy and Glen Dargon (Cynthia Nixon and David Warshofsky) after 17 years. Suffering from Stockholm syndrome, Leia still sees Ben as her father, and sees two strangers in her biological parents. Each of the three deals with the adjustment of their reunion in different ways.


The film received mixed reviews, critics comparing the second half unfavorably with the first. Indiewire's Rodrigo Perez wrote in his review that "the tone-deaf misjudgment of the film’s second half is catastrophic; a bafflingly ill-advised blunder that “Stockholm, Pennsylvania” never recovers from".[2]



  1. Kelley, Seth. "Lifetime Acquires Sundance Fest Title 'Stockholm, Pennsylvania' Starring Saoirse Ronan". Variety. Retrieved 27 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Perez, Rodrigo. "Sundance Review: 'Stockholm, Pennsylvania' Starring Saoirse Ronan & Cynthia Nixon". Retrieved 29 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

Stockholm, Pennysylvania on the Internet Movie Database