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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41%

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Julia's (Sigourney Weaver) pain and despair from losing her daughter resurface when she meets Louise (Kate Bosworth).

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Critic Reviews for The Girl in the Park

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7) | 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.

    December 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.

    December 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.

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

    Cath Clarke

    Guardian
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  • Weaver's still unresolved grief, subtly hits every note that Changeling plinked or plonked like a honky-tonk hokum artist.

    December 5, 2008 | Full Review…
  • There's a prissy self-congratulation about early parts of David Auburn's family-bereavement drama, though it got to me eventually.

    December 5, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    December 5, 2008 | Rating: 4/5

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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