Opal Whiteley was a naturalist who rose to fame as a child prodigy but down the years infamy came her way due her dubious handling of the publishing of her diary with vague details of a royal past. The film tries to capture her rise and struggle to get work recognized whilst touching on the questions of her past. Given that it was a completely independent effort with very little funding, the film comes across as an excellent package. Except that once you get over the packaging, the contents i.e. the acting lets you down and leaves you with a “what if” taste in your mouth.
Rating: * +