When a writer gets an idea, it's like the planting of a stubborn seed. And if that seed takes root within, it refuses to be ignored, kind of like a weed in a rose garden.
The tale of three brothers travels a strange, twisted, and ultimately fascinating route. Septien essentially delights in its own impertinence -- fortunately, it's charming enough to get away with it.
Hilary Duff likes a good challenge. The number of former child and teen stars who manage to sustain success into their twenties, as Duff undeniably has, are few, but even rarer are those who then develop into serious adult actors.