Monday, November 21, 2011

The Girl in the Park (2007)

Category: Reviews

The Girl in the ParkEllen Ripley’s here! Yes, it’s Sigourney Weaver. So sit tight and fasten your soul-belt, not seat belt, because she isn’t out with guns, but with the awesome portrayal of a woman named Julia, who lost her 3-year-old girl in a park. Sixteen years later, she returns to the city as her career demanded, socially distanced from her ex-family. And her life takes a new turn as she crosses paths with Louise—a perky, homeless girl whose shady account of her past seizes Julia’s motherly instinct: could this be her lost daughter? Taking Louise under her wing, Julia’s life is set on a see-saw due to the bonding with the girl as well as the fear of learning that she might turn out not to be her lost child.

Excellently written and directed, each minute in this film counts. Sigourney Weaver, the dame emulating Schwarzenegger and Steven Seagal, has repeatedly proven her acting’s supremacy in Hollywood. The Girl in the Park is one of her strongest roles, not for a moment betraying that she is anyone else than Julia. Not overshadowed by her caliber is Kate Bosworth, playing Louise, with touching spontaneity and perfect command over her character. The screen chemistry between the two is remarkable, and the supporting cast has done justice to their characters too. For playwright David Auburn, this is noteworthy directional debut. Presenting a convincing case for the true human relationship is an achievement.
If you need one good movie to watch tonight, let this one be this your treat!

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