Dakota Fanning is known as a talented actress who has shown the ability to make the transition from young lead actress to leading lady and the potential has been realized in her performance in the movie "Night Moves". The reviews about her performance from entertainment insiders and critics have been consistent with praise. She plays the role of an environmental protestor Dena Brauer who along with her boyfriend Josh Stamos played by Jesse Eisenberg and a former marine played by Peter Sarsgaard plan to blow up a dam that they believe is causing environmental damage.
The role has Dakota Faning in a position where she can show her tremendous dramatic range in exploring the different aspects of her character and conveying them to the audience and in the process gives them the opportunity to connect with her character.
In talking about the filming of the role she talks about how she loved how the director, Kelly Reichardt would only provide one or two takes and then move on, leaving whatever mistakes might be in the scene to make it more human. She loved the fact that because the pace of the film was a little slower than some others it gives her audience time to think about the events that take place and for an actress such as herself who is showing the multiple dimensions of her character this enabled her to show the acting range which has filmmakers clamoring to have her in their projects.
The film will be making its UK premier at the Birds Eye Film festival but for Dakota Fanning it has already shown what many entertainment insiders have been predicting would occur once she was of the age to take on adult roles which is that she is on the path to becoming a dramatic leading lady superstar and it looks like that time has arrived.