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The Girl


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Product Details

  • Actors: Abbie Cornish, Will Patton, Maritza Santiago Hernandez
  • Directors: David Riker
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Virgil Films and Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 2, 2013
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CCC3Q2S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,369 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Struggling with the loss of her child to Social Services, a single mother is trapped in the quicksand of her south Texas life. 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.

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Really enjoyed this interesting film.
David Hamilton
This is a very touching tale of maturation, love and discovery.
Jenifer M
It's as simplistically beautiful as the film itself.
Stanley Bennett Clay

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jenifer M on October 13, 2013
Format: DVD
This is a sensitive tale of a woman down on her luck. She ends up trying to be a coyote and ferry people across the border. A young mother dies. Rather than abandon the woman's child, she travels deep into Mexico to return the daughter to her maternal grandmother. The woman seeks forgiveness and receives it. This is a very touching tale of maturation, love and discovery. Abbie Cornish was fantastic. This is a movie I highly recommend, especially for young women and girls, or anyone who also has a daughter. Enjoy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By David Hamilton on September 6, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Excellent movie, especially if you are interested in life on the Texas / Mexico border. Really enjoyed this interesting film.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stanley Bennett Clay on February 13, 2014
Format: DVD
So I'm browsing Netflix looking for something interesting to watch, and you know how you accidentally tap something you had no intention of tapping, and it starts downloading, and you're too lazy to cancel it and move on? Well that's what happened to me with this film blandly titled "The Girl." So it starts with virtually no credits except for acknowledging the unknown-to-me director David Riker. Oh, and I didn't even get a chance to read the synopsis, so I don't even know what the heck it's about. But I decide to watch a few minutes of it anyway.

Well I gotta say, I watched the whole thing from beginning to end and it was absolutely wonderful. Experiencing this film was like being drunk and barefoot on the beach and suddenly, but gently stubbing your toe on a 24 carat diamond buried in the sand! What a sobering and refreshing cinematic examination of motherhood.

Simply told with little melodrama but loads of heart, "The Girl" is the story of Ashley. She's a young, single, trailer-park, minimum-wage Texas mother, desperately trying to clean up her not-so-dirty life so she can get her five-year-old son back from the family social services have placed him with. With a court date looming, she's visited by her likable trucker dad (a gritty and entertaining performance by Will Patton) who invites her to chill by taking a ride with him to Mexico where he's now living with his lovely and pragmatic Mexican girlfriend.

On the trip back to Texas, Ashley discovers her father is transporting Mexican Nationals in his truck across the border. She freaks out, realizing if she had been caught in the truck with him, she could be arrested and lose any chance of regaining her son. But her dire financial situation makes her take another look at her options.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By lovely traveler on October 6, 2013
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This a great movie on the trials of a young woman who has lost her way but in her journey thru decisions she makes she is redeemed and gains a new knowledge of life
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stories and Real Life on March 10, 2015
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I purchased this movie because of the transformation of the main character. A film should give something to you. This film gives one the sense of being able to grow and embrace our mistakes by doing the right thing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on July 7, 2013
Format: DVD
Ashley (Abbie Cornish/Sucker Punch) is attempting to get her son (Austin West) back from foster care. She has a low paying job supporting herself while living in a trailer. On a trip to Mexico with her dad (Will Patton) she discovers he is making good money transporting people across the border. Ashley has a plan to make a big score doing the same thing, but things don't pan out. She ends up reluctantly caring for a young girl (Maritza Santiago Hernandez) whose mother was apparently killed in the crossing Ashley orchestrated.

The film is well acted. It is heart warming and gritty at times. It is a tale that is more about character than plot. I did not find this "Lifetime" type of film overly entertaining or enjoyable in spite of being well done. I did enjoy the innuendo on her work smock, "Can I Help You?" Perhaps fans of "Lifetime" films can find enjoyment in this feature.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By HR on September 2, 2014
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I'd been waiting for months to get this on DVD, but the wait was worth it. Great acting by all, but especially enjoyable was Will Patton doing a perfect imitation of a mature Robert Duvall -- at first I though it was Duvall in a cameo role. It was a little uncanny. And, Cornish struck me as kind of a cross between Ashley Judd and Katherine Heigl. Maybe it was the lighting or camera angles. She was wonderful, believable, as was the little girl. Enough people have already described the plot, so I'll pass, and end with the observation that this movie captivated me, and is the best movie I have seen in decades.
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