The Girl Reviews
the film also deals with illegal immigrants coming into the US from Mexico and Ashley is caught in the middle of the epidemic learning that her father smuggles in people across the border
in order to keep her son from being taken away she decides to transport a few of her own, unfortunately she's only left with a little Mexican girl whom has lost her mother
the girl has Ashley realize that she really needs to start being a good enough mother to her own child and you can feel that wonderful bond that unexpectedly grows between them
even the citizens of Mexico have it rough as well as in America that many don't realize
a heavy enough film
Abbie Cornish deserves better than this. In the past she has shown much more promise and talent than here with "The Girl" where her character is mostly defined by a wonky Texas accent.(Will Patton is great, by the way.) At the same time, that's one of this sentimental and mawkish movie's lesser flaws, where the central point seems to be to prove that Ashley is really not such a terrible person after all. This is in a world where migrants have bigger problems than clueless white people.
Cornish's attempt at a Texas drawl was unconvincing, but her spanish was strangely good.
~July 24, 2013~
"The Girl" es una modesta pero poderosa película que merece ser vista por todos. Es un drama que conmueve sin manipular. Sin duda es una de las películas mas honestas de lo que va del año.