September 19, 2008 (Limited)
Rated R for a disturbing sexual assault of a young girl, and brief sexuality
"Hounddog" generated tremendous media interest when a promo reel was shown at the Sundance Film Festival last year. The character played by 12-year-old Dakota Fanning is sexually assaulted in a scene that enraged conservative media pundits, even though the attack is implied and not actually shown. In the story, the troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley....
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Dakota Fanning headlines the controversial drama Hounddog
, a movie best known for featuring a rape scene of the young actress. Directed by Deborah Kampmeier, Hounddog
features strong acting and a good screenplay, but it fades in the end as it fails to get to the point. Full movie review »