Abbie Cornish Leads as a Troubled Mother in First Trailer for 'The Girl'

December 7, 2012
Source: Yahoo

The Girl

No, this isn't the HBO film about Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren that goes by the same name. Instead, this film called The Girl, which played at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, features Abbie Cornish in a lead role as a struggling mother, coming to terms with the loss of her child to Social Services. But as with all indie films like this, she comes into contact with someone who will change her life: a little girl from Mexico who obviously has some things to teach her. It looks like a decent performance for Cornish, but I can't help but see this film as too familiar. Of course, that's the case with a lot of films nowadays. Watch!

Here's the first official trailer for David Riker's The Girl, originally from Yahoo:

Struggling with the loss of her child to Social Services, a single mother (Abbie Cornish) 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 child from Mexico, she begins a journey that will change her life — teaching her that she is the architect of her own fate and learning what it is that truly defines home. David Riker writes and directs The Girl which played at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival and hits limited theaters December 14th.

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  • Pretty decent.
  • SittingPat
    There are no new stories, just new ways to tell them. I like this very much. But it bothers me that they mis-translate what the little girl yells at Abbie at one point. She doesn't say, "It's because of you my mother isn't here." She says, "My mother was good looking."
  • beevis
    "too familiar" what way, ethan? anyways, i like this - abby cornish should be doing more films - she was excellent (with heath ledger) in candy.
    • Same here, really like her in everything I can remember, Bright Star comes to my mind first.
      • beevis
        watch "somersault" - she's excellent in that.....




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