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The Girl

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Hitchcock biopic reveals dark side of acclaimed director.

Movie NR 2013 90 minutes
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The look and feel of The Girl evokes a different time in Hollywood, and that's one of a few pleasures the movie offers. It sneaks us immediately behind the scenes of the making of two iconic movies, The Birds and Marnie. Who can resist such an opportunity? Setting aside any ability to know for certain what exactly went on between Hedren and Hitch, the film does an artful job of capturing a time and a place, and the growing destructiveness of two people's dynamic.

Jones sometimes seems as if he's playing Hitchcock, the legendary director, versus Hitchcock the man, but we believe him enough, nonetheless. And Miller? She may not have perfected Hedren's carriage -- she still reads "Sienna" in some scenes -- but she transmits Hedren's terror all too jarringly well.

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