Although I agree I would have preferred to see an actress that really has that harder edge, and one that wouldn't have needed to wear such a bad wig. Someone like Ellen Page or a Rose McGowan type, maybe even Megan Fox. I did like her character Annabel's persona - She accepts Lucas' obsession over finding his nieces, but isn't really invested in it. She's short on sentimentality, not looking to be mother of the year, or interested in the experiment of healing two wild things; she agrees to raising them basically cause she's not yet done with being with their uncle. This outlook provides good scenes involving the growth of her relationship with the girls.