The Girl Reviews
December 17, 2013
I really liked this movie. If you are looking for an action-packed thriller, look somewhere else, though. This is a slower paced film about a flawed woman trying to correct her actions. The movie contrasts the sensibility and strength of a young Mexican girl, with the selfishness of the American woman. The very poor Mexican family lives with dignity, while she lives in squalor. This was a good, heartfelt film. Abbie Cornish turned in a lovely performance as always, and the little girl in this was adorable.
January 1, 2015
Predictable pseudo-realistic movie.
March 8, 2013
In all aspects, The Girl can't help it-this is headline-torn cinema du tearjerking at its most generic.
December 7, 2013
On Netflix (streamable) Nonpolitical, non-hollywood film about a potentially real situation. Instead of justifying social circumstances, the protagonist is brought on a journey from self-centered victimization to maternal maturity.
Cornish's attempt at a Texas drawl was unconvincing, but her spanish was strangely good.
October 13, 2013
A solid piece of social realism. Abbie Cornish needs her big mainstream break as she continues to shine in these little indie marvels. On a side note, she looks really good in denim!
September 2, 2013
I found this thoughtful and moving. The young girl was superb, as was Abbie Cornish. The writer/director may not have known how to end the film, but the ending was inevitable, and the scenes in the small town in Mexico were beautifully filmed. This film is better than ihe tepid reception. Cornish learned colloquial Spanish for this movie and does well.
July 7, 2013
This is one of the best films I have seen in a while.
July 5, 2013
REVIEW:This was a very good film. The story was a moving & thought provincing film. The perforamces from the cast were amazing & believable. See This Film. This film is out on DVD & Blu-ray.
March 26, 2013
Abbie Cornish is an amazing actress and she delivers a great performance in this movie. But overall "The Girl" suffers from an identity crises: is it a thriller, a drama, a semi-documentary about illegal immigrants... a lot of questions are raised but we leave the theater without the answers and a felling that we paid to see a Lifetime movie on the big screen.
March 22, 2013
Probably would go - see ad in Az Rep but it's not on AMC website and I called the theatre number in the ad and they can't tell me (automated system) what time it plays tomorrow...wonder why AMC doesn't figure out how to communicate with their customers. Harkins could show 'em how...last year or so, I got a flyer in the mail inviting me to an AMC theatre when they were starting to serve food and drinks during the movie...same communication problem then: couldn't get thru to them and the website was no help. If I can't find out what movie will be playing, you can bet, I won't show up for it!
March 16, 2013
Slow. Unlikeable characters. Boring.