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THE GIRL follows a single mother, (played by Abbie Cornish) who is struggling with the loss of her child to Social Services and is trapped in the quicksand of her south Texas life, unwilling to accept the consequences of her actions. When her path collides with a young girl from Mexico, she begins a journey that will change her life – discovering that she is the architect of her own fate and learning what it is that truly defines home. Full synopsis
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I would say 'Must Go' except it's so dang sad...
Life can be hard anywhere, and the visuals take u into the he#% that poverty can be without too much hard reality. Sometimes there is nothing that...
this is an incredibly moving human story. superbly written and beautifully realized....
Written and directed by David Riker, who built his 1998 drama "La Ciudad" around immigrants in New York City, The Girl is stingy with backstory but rich with visual clues. Read full review
Hernandez is soulful and affecting, though, and Cornish embodies Ashley's self-centered character with nuance and subtlety. Read full review
Anyone who finds this conclusion a humanistic or socially reprehensible dealbreaker can hardly be faulted. Before these questionable issues come to a head and then falter in the finale, there is a lot of value in The Girl. Read full review
The Girl sounds like a real mess. It isn’t. It’s just a slow, well-made human interest story on a very small scale, ultimately touching but as inconsequential as a slice of pineapple at a Hawaiian luau. Read full review
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