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The Girl in the Book (2015)

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Set in the cutthroat world of New York publishing, THE GIRL IN THE BOOK follows Alice Harvey (Emily VanCamp), the daughter of a powerful book agent, who finds herself trapped in a job as a junior book editor while trying to overcome her own writer's block. When Alice is unexpectedly asked to manage the re-release of a bestselling novel based on incidents in her own life, the book's author (Michael Nyqvist) reenters her life and opens a door to painful memories from her past. Alternating between past and present, Alice must find the strength to face the troubling events she has kept hidden all these years and to make decisions that will ultimately dispel her demons. Helped by her best friend, Alice starts to find her own voice, trust herself once again and re-engage in life, love and becoming the writer she always longed to be.

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Cast

Emily VanCamp
as Alice Harvey
Michael Nyqvist
as Milan Daneker
Ali Ahn
as Sadie
David Call
as Emmett Grant
Ana Mulvoy Ten
as Young Alice
Mason Yam
as Tyler
Violet Bailies
as Playground Kid
Violet Bailes
as Playground Kid
Christa Beth Campbell
as Playground Kid
Shirley Ephraim
as Party Guest
Andrew Hunt Gordon
as Party Guest
Garlan Green
as Waiter at P
Miki Hanta
as Party Guest
Aja Hinds
as High School Student
Glenn Isaacs
as Office Worker
Miranda Jean Larson
as Receptionist
Joseph LeViness
as Taking Phone Calls
Ivanova Marte
as Co-worker
Madison Mcfarlane
as Playground Kid
Nana Ponceleon
as Woman at the Dinner Table
Rachel Rear
as Office Worker
Alysia Reiner
as Interviewer
Fernando Rosas
as Man on Subway
Robin Roth
as Publishing Exec
Jasmine Rush
as Friend/Co-Worker
Joel Van Liew
as Writing Teacher
Kelli Wilcoxen
as Restaurant Patron
James Zeiss
as Party Guest
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"The Girl in the Book" proves to be anything but a page-turner.

December 10, 2015 | Full Review…

From time to time, Cohn allows a few rays of light to penetrate the gloom and suggest that Alice may find a way transcend her despair. It's a small measure of relief from the overall mood of hopelessness.

December 10, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The director, Ms. Cohn, making her feature debut, wrote the script and handily keeps the story's many elements in motion.

December 10, 2015 | Full Review…

VanCamp gives a layered, memorable performance, while writer/director Marya Cohn, making her feature debut, has crafted a nonlinear story that artfully tiptoes between cliche and truth.

December 10, 2015 | Rating: 4/5

Though its resolution is a bit pat, most of "The Girl in the Book" is a smart and pointed look at abuses of power and roles women too often play in the literary world.

December 10, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

As Alice, VanCamp is exceptional, eliciting our sympathy even when the character is making maddeningly self-destructive decisions.

December 10, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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