MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,274 this week

The Girl (2012)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  20 October 2012 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 4,749 users  
Reviews: 50 user | 46 critic

The turbulent relationship between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hedren.

Director:

Writers:

, (book)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 25 Sep 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 13 Jan 2013
 
a list of 44 titles
created 15 May 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 12 Jun 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Girl" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Girl (TV Movie 2012)

The Girl (TV Movie 2012) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Girl.
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Burton and Taylor (TV Movie 2013)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Legendary acting duo and husband and wife, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor prepare for a 1983 theatrical production of the play, "Private Lives".

Director: Richard Laxton
Stars: Dominic West, Helena Bonham Carter, Greg Hicks
Too Big to Fail (TV Movie 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

Director: Curtis Hanson
Stars: James Woods, John Heard, William Hurt
The Americans (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Two Soviet intelligence agents pose as a married couple to spy on the American government.

Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor
Masters of Sex (TV Series 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution.

Stars: Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Caitlin FitzGerald
The Newsroom (TV Series 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A news anchor's life is stirred up when he's forced to work with a new team of colleagues.

Stars: Margaret Judson, Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer
Pan Am (TV Series 2011)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Period drama about the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly.

Stars: Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Michael Mosley
The Sunset Limited (TV Movie 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two men in an apartment with their opposing beliefs.

Director: Tommy Lee Jones
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones
Ray Donovan (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Ray Donovan, a professional "fixer" for the rich and famous in LA, can make anyone's problems disappear except those created by his own family.

Stars: Devon Bagby, Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight
United I (2011)
Drama | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the ... See full summary »

Director: James Strong
Stars: Dean Andrews, Kate Ashfield, Natalie Burt
Person of Interest (TV Series 2011)
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A former CIA operative is recruited by an enigmatic billionaire to prevent violent crimes.

Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman
American Horror Story (TV Series 2011)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven and a freak show.

Stars: Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy
Appropriate Adult (TV Series 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Dramatisation of the case of serial killers Fred and Rose West, focusing on the way in which they were brought to justice.

Stars: Emily Watson, Dominic West, Robert Glenister
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Evan Hunter
...
Angelina Ingpen ...
...
Josephine Milton
...
Jim Brown
Kate Tilley ...
Aubrey Shelton ...
Maitre D
Leon Clingman ...
Ray Berwick
...
Bob Boyle
Edit

Storyline

When Grace Kelly retires from films to marry Prince Rainier Alfred Hitchcock looks for a similar blonde and finds her in TV model,the little known Tippi Hedren,who will star in his film adaptation of horror story 'The Birds'. Hitchcock is obsessed with Tippi sexually and,when she rebuffs his advances,sadistically puts her through five days of filming where she is attacked and injured by real birds. Hitchcock's wife Alma and his assistant Peggy are appalled but can do nothing. Tippi is resolved that she will not give in to Hitchcock despite the situation giving her nightmares. Hitchcock and Tippi make a second film,'Marnie'. Having admitted that Alma is the only woman he has ever had sex with and that he now finds her cold Hitchcock continues to pursue Tippi, bombarding her with phone calls declaring his love for her yet reminding her that he alone made her famous and she owes him. At this stage Tippi demands that her contract be terminated and an end title states that they never ... Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

bird | model | blonde | director | actress | See more »

Taglines:

He made her his star. And his darkest obsession.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | |

Language:

Release Date:

20 October 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Garota  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The widow of James H. Brown, Hitchcock's assistant on both "The Birds" and "Marnie", has insisted that the depiction of her husband in this film is inaccurate and that the information her husband gave to the scriptwriter, Gwyneth Hughes, in an interview before he died in 2011, was either ignored or distorted. His remarks to Hughes on the subject of Alfred Hitchcock had been, in reality, entirely admiring and complimentary. Mrs. Brown has attacked "The Girl" savagely as an insult to a great artist. See more »

Goofs

The yellow screen they were using for the internal shots would have cut out the yellow handbag completely. They would have used blue or green screen for those scenes. See more »

Quotes

Alfred Hitchcock: There was a young girl from Sofia / Who succumbed to her lover's desire. / She said it's a sin, / But now that it's in / Could you shove it a few inches higher?
See more »

Connections

Featured in 70th Golden Globe Awards (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Told Ev'ry Little Star
Written by Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern
Performed by Linda Scott
Courtesy of Epic Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
All of the pieces are in place for a great movie....except the story
25 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I stumbled across this one day while scanning through the channels. I saw "Hitchcock" in the description, so I decided to have a look. Now I'll admit, I don't know all that much about Hitchcock. I know he's a great director, but I know next to nothing about his personal life or any controversy that may have lead to this movie. Instead I focused on the movie itself. After watching, I decided to look it up, where I came across the rather large controversy that this film has created. So here's my humble take on the film.

"The Girl" is a brilliant film from a mechanical standpoint. The acting is brilliant. Toby Jones sounds almost IDENTICAL to Hitchcock. It was really quite eerie to listen to the two. He seemed to capture the mannerisms from the director quite well. Sienna Miller was okay, but was a bit dry in some parts. Otherwise it was a fine group of actors. Likewise, directing, cinematography and editing were all exceptional, so why does this film fail?

A question I have instead of all the "is this a true story?" is, if you have all of the makings of a great film-a great cast, a great director, great camera-work-why base the story on such a controversial and doubtful series of events? Why not use the tools you have to make a biopic of sorts? This is what baffles me. If this film had followed a different story, it would probably have a much better rating. Everything points to a successful film EXCEPT the story, so why do it?

I suppose this is the problem with film these days. People are more concerned about the shock factor than an actual quality film. It's a shame too, because this could have been much, much better and free from controversy.


10 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What a sicko milo44
Who said Marnie was the last Hitchcock classic? midnight-drive
Hitchcock's wife let it all happen?? homelandinsider
Stories told to me by my mom from way back... barber2626
No Sean Connery? asc85
Missed Opportunity SubiStar
Discuss The Girl (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?