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The Girl (2012)


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Release Date: Oct 20, 2012 Limited



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A look at the relationship between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hedren.



Gwyneth Hughes, Donald Spoto

Jul 1, 2013

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Hitchcock biopic reveals dark side of acclaimed director.

April 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
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Hitchcock fans have vigorously disputed the film's version of events (scripted by Gwyneth Hughes and sanctioned by the now-82-year-old Hedren herself), but on screen it makes for gripping viewing.

January 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Movie Talk
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Uses the perils of immigrating to this country without papers as a backdrop for a poor white American woman's bumpy path to enlightenment.

December 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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Audience Reviews for The Girl

I'm a a big fan of Hitchcock but I don't know whether I believe this turn of events or not, my review is certainly not based on whether I believe it or not but rather on the film itself. I'll start by saying I thought it was brilliant. The direction is beautiful, it looked so good with a mix of classic early 60's camera techniques to nods towards the great director himself. The cast is great, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton and Carl Beukes put in great performances in their supporting roles but Toby Jones and Sienna Miller are on brilliant form. I've long been a fan of Sienna Miller, the media are always putting her down, for no good reason and it has always overshadowed her fantastic acting achievements. Much like Tippi Hedren, here she really proves herself. Toby Jones is also another brilliant actor who seems to be overshadowed, often by the fact he always seems to have direct competition in roles he plays, usually a few months earlier to take all the credit and interest. He is so much more than an funny looking slightly overweight gentleman, he is a fantastic acting talent. It is a shame people can't see past the fact he doesn't (and never really could) look like Hitchcock. They miss the fact that he has got his mannerisms down to a tee, most notably his walk. He sounds just like him too and I thought he did a fantastic job. Made for TV films aren't supposed to be this good!
June 11, 2013

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Good movie. True? I don't know. I have read some things stating that she may have made some, or most, of it up. Still a decent movie that I found very interesting, though. It makes complete sense to me that Alfred Hitchcock was a strange man. He had to be to develop the type of movies that he did...
March 29, 2013

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Hitchcock is a better film but the Girl is worth checking out as well. Toby Jones makes a good Hitchcock even if he makes him seem strange and creepy. What I mostly like is the insight on the making of the Birds.
January 5, 2013
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