by on July 7,2010

Wasikowska and Hutcherson do a good job of playing real-seeming teens, ones who love but are exasperated and occasionally embarrassed by their parents – not because they’re gay but because they’re as square as any other parents. –

Wasikowska, in particular, is exceptional — disappointment lingering in her eyes, face quivering on the edge of tears as one after another of her parents lets her down, as parents inevitably do. While she may be best known for her delightful Alice in Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” it is the mix of vulnerability and steel she brings to HBO’s “In Treatment,” as one of Gabriel Byrne’s troubled clients, that most informs Joni. –

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