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Cruel Twist of FateReverend: "Richard Stoker was a family man, taken from us by a cruel twist of fate, the reasons for which are unknown."
During the funeral for Richard Stoker, the reverend touches slightly on how Richard died, but does not elaborate. This mystery, along with the strange family dynamic that forms following Richard's death, makes for quite the thrilling plot of the film.
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Why We Have ChildrenEvelyn: "You know I've often wondered why it is we have children in the first place and the conclusion I've come to is at some point in our lives we realize things are, they're screwed up beyond repair. So we decide to start again, wipe the slate clean, start fresh and we have children, little carbon copies we can turn to and say, you will do things I cannot. You will succeed where I have failed because we want someone to get it right this time. But not me, personally speaking I cannot wait to see life tear you apart. India, who are you? You were supposed to love me, weren't you?"
Evelyn, clearly unstable after the death of her husband, expresses her thoughts on having children and her ill will towards daughter India. As if losing her father is not tough enough for India, having a crazy mother makes things so much worse.
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I Want It to Be Your Decision TooCharlie: "In about 60 seconds your mother's going to be telling you I'm going to be staying here a while but I want it to be your decision too."
As part of his manipulation of both India and Evelyn, Charlie talks to India about him moving into their family home. He wants her to feel powerful now so he can harness that power later on.
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What Do You Want from Me?India: "What do you want from me?"
Charlie: "To be friends"
India: "We don't need to be friends. We're family."
In an almost forced interaction between India and her uncle Charlie, India question Charlie's motive for his actions. As most anyone would agree, estranged uncle Charlie moving in with Evelyn and India so soon after Richard's death might suggest something suspicious.
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What Happened to My Father?
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Is Something Wrong?Mrs. McGarrick: "India, is something wrong?"
India: "Yes, my father is dead."
For India, dealing with her father's death isn't just about the loss of a parent, it's dealing with the fact that she doesn't know and of the details surrounding her father's mysterious death. Hard to judge which part is the worse but neither are pleasant.