Examiner: High Praises for Joel and Elle
From the Huntsville Examiner:
The child actors that did such a wonderful job. The two that portrayed Joe and Alice in particular (I also loved the pyromaniac, Carey). But Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning were pretty amazing. You could definitely feel for Joe, as the passive young child trying his best to maintain a shred of happiness after his mother’s death and dealing with his usually absent father, who also doesn’t seem to have come to terms with his loss. Kudos to Joel Courtney. I wouldn’t be surprised if his acting career took off because of his role in this film. As for Elle, well, I already said my praise for her. Those two will definitely be successful. Their scenes together are really great.