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The Girl (2012)

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A young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care begins smuggling Mexicans across the border.

Director:

David Riker

Writer:

David Riker
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Abbie Cornish ... Ashley
Geoffrey Rivas ... Manager
Austin West Austin West ... Georgie (as Austin Wayne West)
Annalee Jefferies ... Gloria
Will Patton ... Tommy
Giovanna Zacarías ... Enriqueta
Luci Christian ... Sally
Harold Torres ... Isidro
Javier Zaragoza Javier Zaragoza ... Felix
Abel Lopez Marroquin Abel Lopez Marroquin ... Pancho
Ángeles Cruz Ángeles Cruz ... Rosa's Mother (as Angeles Cruz)
Maritza Santiago Hernandez Maritza Santiago Hernandez ... Rosa
Raúl Castillo ... Border Agent
Hanne Jiménez Turcott Hanne Jiménez Turcott ... Waitress
Heber Garnica Heber Garnica ... Car Wash Man
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Storyline

A single mother loses custody of her young son while struggling to make ends meet, but takes control of her own fate after meeting a desperate Mexican girl who lost her mother while sneaking over the border into the U.S. Ashley (Abbie Cornish) is a 20-something mother still reeling from the loss of her son to Social Services when a surprise visit from her truck-driver father presents an opportunity to make some quick cash as a coyote. Having recently lost her job at a big box store in Austin, she quietly begins smuggling Mexicans over the border in hopes of staying afloat financially. Then, one night, she crosses paths with a young girl whose mother vanished while crossing a river in the dead of night. Determined not to get involved, Ashley tries in vain to keep a distance from the girl, but eventually finds her conscience stirred by the innocent child's plight. Over the next few days Ashley joins the frightened child in attempting to locate her missing mother. Meanwhile, the mother ...

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The journey will change her forever

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material including violence/disturbing images, and for language and smoking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Emily Blunt was attached to the project but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Abbie Cornish was later cast. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ashley: You want to help, Mr. Chavez?
Manager: Of course.
Ashley: Then why don't you give me a raise? I've been here a year already. They told me I would get a raise after three months.
Manager: You didn't get a raise because of your attitude.
Ashley: What's wrong with my attitude?
Manager: Look, Ashley, I have to treat you the same way I treat everyone else.
Ashley: Is that right? Why is it I always get the worst shift? I mean, everyone knows that you like Mexican girls best, the place is full of them.
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Soundtracks

Delirando
Performed by Los Rieleros Del Norte
Written by Elias G. Medina
Courtesy of Maximo Aguirre Music Publishing, Inc.
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Emotional journey
12 November 2017 | by sunilkiranpSee all my reviews

This movie is all about Abbie Cornish performance ! She delivered Oscar like performance in the movie. She portrays several expressions - Guilt for being bad mother to her son, Stress due to the poverty, circumstances. He has brilliantly expressed the pain and suppressed anger she is going through in her life. Finally comes a situation where she becomes indirectly responsible for a young Mexican child girl to loose her mother. The movie reminds us how we all belong to same humanity and how circumstances changes us. Abbbi redeems herself by showing compassion to the young girl!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

6 December 2013 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Az embercsempész See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,164, 10 March 2013

Gross USA:

$35,048

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,048
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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