The Girl in the Park

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Sigourney Weaver delivers a towering performance in this poignant meditation on unresolved grief.

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40%

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Movie Info

A socially isolated woman still haunted by the disappearance of her three-year-old daughter 15 years ago obsesses over the prospect that a troubled young woman whom she has recently befriended may in fact be her long-lost daughter in The Lake House director/screenwriter David Auburn's affecting psychological drama. Sigourney Weaver stars as the long-grieving mother, and The Devil Wears Prada's Kate Bosworth stars as the mixed-up teen who becomes the object of the dejected woman's hopeful fixation.

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Critic Reviews for The Girl in the Park

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (4)

  • Essentially about loss, guilt and regret, Auburn's film also examines Julia's increasingly unhealthy obsession with her surrogate daughter, which gives it an air of uneasy tension that never amounts to much.

    Dec 5, 2008 | Rating: 3/6 | Full Review…

    Derek Adams

    Time Out
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  • The film stretches credibility a little with the coincidences that could yet make Louise the missing girl, but gives the actors plenty to work with.

    Dec 5, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
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  • while there is a lot to like in Auburn's tightly focused film, it never fully pulls together.

    Dec 5, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Guardian
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  • It is not without its problems, but this is, at the very least, an attention-grabbing first feature with a fine example of ensemble playing from its cast.

    Dec 5, 2008 | Rating: 4/5
  • Auds can see what Auburn was aiming for, but his portrait of grieving and wishful thinking doesn't connect emotionally. He's not helped by Weaver's brittle, unsympathetic perf, which borders on caricature.

    Sep 11, 2007

    Alissa Simon

    Variety
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  • An overwrought melodrama with bold intentions but poor execution.

    Dec 5, 2008 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for The Girl in the Park

  • Nov 27, 2011
    Sigourney plays a woman who is haunted by the disappearance of her daughter from the park when she was 3 years old. She helps a troubled young girl and convinces herself that she is her long lost daughter. Good cast.
    Candy R Super Reviewer
  • May 14, 2010
    A mother goes to the park with her little daughter. The mother looks away for a short time and her daughter is gone and she can't find her. Years later this mother gets divorced, has a difficult relationship with her son and still clings to the hope of finding her daughter again. She then meets a homeless teenage girl and she suspects this is her lost daughter and ends up spending a lot of time with her and trying to make up for all the time she was apart from her. This is a very catching and heartbreaking story. Weaver is at her best in this movie.
    Naughtia N Super Reviewer
  • Feb 10, 2010
    Started off good & then fell apart
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 10, 2009
    I have to admit to just getting bored with this movie to be honest. It started of great and there are some great performances - but it just didn't really go anywhere for me, it just seemed to drift along for a long time and then ended with no closure what so ever.........
    Samantha A Super Reviewer

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