359. The Girl In The Park (2007)

5.8 Unimpressive and overlong
  • Acting 6.0
  • Directing 6.0
  • Story 5.5
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Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Kate Bosworth, Alessandro Nivola

Director: David Auburn

Running Time: 106 mins

The Girl In The Park is an American film about a woman who takes in a destitute young woman, convinced that it is her daughter, who went missing at the age of three, however it may be just her grief that has caused her this irrational suspicion.

Well, this was quite disappointing in reality. With a story line that was especially promising, centering around an extremely fascinating concept, suggesting that pure anguish can really make a person turn almost insane, it just didn’t deliver.

Firstly, this film tried way too hard to make a confusing and exciting story, and the way that it put forward evidence and hints to support the idea that this young woman may or may not be the daughter so frequently was extremely irritating, and by the end, I just didn’t really care what the outcome was, because the story had cried wolf too many times previously.

Also, this relied extremely heavily on creating a thought-provoking and emotional atmosphere through lengthy dialogue scenes, which rather than achieving its main intent, it ended up making the film quite boring and slow to watch, taking away the more exciting aspects of the story.

Overall, I’ll give this a 5.8 because it was slow, irritating and unsuccessful in creating the sort of film that would be relatively thrilling to watch.


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