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David Suchet
Movie review: �Effie Gray� should end the Dakota Fanning as leading lady experiment

She just turned 21. So perhaps the cruel truth can be at last be said about Dakota Fanning without fear of being called a child-abuser. Whatever "it" is, that spark that film actresses and actors have that makes them interesting and empathetic and anything else on the screen, Fanning doesn't have it. Dead-eyed and expressionless, the once-wondrous child actress hasn't matured into anyone worth building a movie around. You can see it in the pained smiles of Emma Thompson, her co-star in "Effie Gray," in which Fanning plays an ill-used child bride in the art world of Victorian Britain. Thompson wrote this vehicle, which co-stars her husband Greg Wise, and...