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The Girl in the Park (2007)

Enduringly traumatized by the disappearance of her 3-year-old daughter 15 years ago, Julia Sandburg has cut herself off from anyone once near and dear to her, including her husband Doug and... See full summary »

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David Auburn

Writer:

David Auburn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sigourney Weaver ... Julia
Kate Bosworth ... Louise
Alessandro Nivola ... Chris
Keri Russell ... Celeste
Daisy Tahan ... Maggie
David Rasche ... Doug
Patricia Kalember ... Amanda
Ian McWethy ... Dean
Elias Koteas ... Raymond
Michael Patterson Michael Patterson ... Dave
Joanna Gleason ... Sarah
Stephen Kunken ... Leo
Brendan Sexton III ... Stuart
Elisabeth Waterston ... Alice
Rick Holmes Rick Holmes ... Trendy Restaurant Manager (as Rick Vincent Holmes)
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Enduringly traumatized by the disappearance of her 3-year-old daughter 15 years ago, Julia Sandburg has cut herself off from anyone once near and dear to her, including her husband Doug and her son Chris, who tried for years to penetrate her wall of isolation and despair, without success. But when Julia meets Louise, a troubled young woman with a checkered past, all Julia's old psychic wounds painfully resurface, as does her illogical and increasingly irrational hope that Louise may be the daughter she lost so long ago. Written by Official Press Release

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A mother's love never dies

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Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Garota do Parque See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Julia's co-worker brings her a coffee to try out from his new coffee machine, he places it on her desk. The shot changes to him a few seconds later. When back to her, the coffee cup is turned 180 degrees - the handle is on the other side, the computer mouse is moved, and a stack of papers near her planner is moved. She did not move all of these things in those few seconds because she is holding some papers that she was reading when he walked into her office. See more »

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Written and Performed by Stan Getz
Published by Prestige Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Prestige Records
Used by permission of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Leave this drivel alone!!!
7 August 2009 | by therunner42See all my reviews

I was really excited when I saw The Girl in the Park DVD on the shelf at my local video store. I really liked Keri Russell in Felicity and the story, about how a mother copes with the disappearance of her daughter looked interesting too. However, that was the last time I felt good about this movie. The script, while based on an intriguing premise, is slow and unrealistic. Sigourney Weaver as the mother and Kate Bosworth play flawed characters that are utterly unlike able. The scenes are drawn out and the one moment where there could have been some action is cut, leaving the events up to the audience's imagination. In fact too much of the movie is left to the audience and whilst I don't mind doing some of the work you expect the director and scriptwriter to do their parts too. My advice is, despite the stellar cast, leave this one alone, it is drivel!!!!


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