Set in the world of New York publishing, a young book editor is forced to confront a troubling chapter from her past when a bestselling author re-enters her life.


Marya Cohn


Marya Cohn
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily VanCamp ... Alice
Courtney Daniels ... Lynn
Jordan Lage ... Jack
Ana Mulvoy Ten ... Young Alice (as Ana Mulvoy-Ten)
Michael Cristofer ... Dad
Michael Nyqvist ... Milan
Mark Elliot Wilson Mark Elliot Wilson ... Guest
Talia Balsam ... Mom
Joel Van Liew ... Writing Teacher
Jon Norman Schneider ... Josh
Kellie Overbey ... Helene
Mark Tallman ... Guy 2
Ali Ahn ... Sadie
Mason Yam ... Tyler
David Call ... Emmet


The Girl in the Book charts the journey of young woman's transformation. At the outset, Alice Harvey is a lost and self-destructive 29 year old girl unable to write, too damaged for love. When her past invades her present and forces her to confront painful memories, she shatters. Helped by her friend and a new love interest, she slowly rediscovers her creative voice. Written by Anonymous

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She's ready to reclaim her story




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Young Alice played by Ana Mulvoy Ten wears brown contact lenses. In real life she has blue eyes. See more »


The Ghost of Her
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Written by Steve Schiltz
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Not believable and somewhat dangerous ending
21 December 2016 | by austinwidgetSee all my reviews

I enjoyed the movie in most ways overall. The subject matter is an important one and needs to be addressed. However, the ending where she comes to a realization more of what's wrong in her life, it seems to say that a victim can just come to understanding, spells out her future hopes and promises, and "all is forgiven". It really doesn't work that way in real life. That's a huge trauma for anyone to go through and without some long-term professional help, human beings are rarely able to move forward and just "don't do it" anymore. I found it very unrealistic and not a great message to put into the world. Hard and deep trauma requires hard and deep help from professionals who know what they're doing. And yes, as another viewer suggested, it should have a strong warning at the beginning for those who might have gone through similar situations in their real life.

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Release Date:

11 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA


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$5,249, 13 December 2015

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1.78 : 1
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