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The Girl (2012)

The Girl (2012)

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A look at the relationship between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hedren.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama
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Cast

Sienna Miller
as Tippi Hedren
Toby Jones
as Alfred Hitchcock
Imelda Staunton
as Alma Hitchcock
Penelope Wilton
as Peggy Robertson
Candice D'Arcy
as Josephine Milton
Carl Beukes
as Jim Brown
Conrad Kemp
as Evan Hunter
Kate Tilley
as Rita Riggs
Leon Clingman
as Ray Berwick
Patrick Lyster
as Bob Boyle
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Critic Reviews for The Girl

All Critics (3)

Hitchcock biopic reveals dark side of acclaimed director.

Full Review… | April 19, 2013
Common Sense Media

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.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
Movie Talk

Uses the perils of immigrating to this country without papers as a backdrop for a poor white American woman's bumpy path to enlightenment.

Full Review… | December 8, 2012
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Girl

½

Setting aside the intricacies of the actual events that took place, this film just isn't as well constructed as its contemporary "Hitchcock." Most of what I found wanting in this film were the performances from both Jones and Miller, who come off as stiff, unyielding caricatures of Hedren and Hitchcock. Besides that I just didn't find the plot to be very suspenseful. The relationship between these two iconic figures just didn't play well onscreen. It's unsettling and mostly creepy to watch Hitchcock stumble through his yearnings for Hedren. There's supposed to be some level of warmth and comradery to their relationship, since they stick together long enough to make "The Birds" but I didn't get that at all. There's very little point to making this film, as much of it is unsubstantiated, or so subtle that it's unwatchable. I don't believe I am completely biased, I just didn't enjoy watching a relationship that didn't seem obsessive, only abusive. If Hitchcock had been better portrayed, and all his obsessions really gone into, this would have been much more sinister and reflect what the filmmakers were going for.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

It tries to explore the darker side of Hitchcock but instead becomes an overdressed sexual harassment drama with awkward performances and tone that would make even the most over-the-top soap opera shake it's head in disapproval

Kyle Murphy
Kyle Murphy

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...

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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