The film has sparked outrage following its premiere at Utah's Sundance Film Festival on Monday, because it features a graphic rape scene involving 12-year-old actress Dakota Fanning.
Now the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has organized a petition to have the film banned.
Bill Donohoe, the organization’s director, says, "How can we celebrate pedophilia in this so-called artistic way?
"Five or six years ago this girl was on a tricycle. There has to be some line of decency which Hollywood will not cross."
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