The first The Girl reviews are starting to pour in following the premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. The critics are certainly singing praises of Abbie and her performance, which is very exciting to hear!
From The Playlist:
Well-told, well-shot and featuring a strong, but restrained and internalized performance from actress Abbie Cornish, director David Riker’s The Girl is a mannered and in-the-pocket indie drama that might be a total subdued winner if it weren’t for its dubious political ideologies, an irony considering the film’s DNA is clearly built on humanist tendencies. While the Australian Cornish does have mild issues with sticking the landing on her Texas accent, it’s her meatiest role since the deeply underrated Bright Star and lesser-seen, but no less valuable indies like Somersault and Candy (the latter featuring her going toe-to-toe with Heath Ledger and giving as good as she got) and she makes the most of it.
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