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The Girl in the Book (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama | 11 December 2015 (USA)
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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 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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Release Date:

11 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Garota do Livro See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,249, 13 December 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,249, 13 December 2015
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Young Alice played by Ana Mulvoy Ten wears brown contact lenses. In real life she has blue eyes. See more »


Worry About Everything
Written by Ben Sidran and Leo Sidran (ASCAP), Bulldog Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Ben Sidran and Leo Sidran
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"The Girl in the Book": You're left expecting more than delivered.
4 July 2016 | by jtncsmistadSee all my reviews

Emily VanCamp (TV's "Scandal") is Alice, a frustrated book editor with a messed up relationship when it comes to men and a deeply-seated dark secret in her past in "The Girl in the Book". While the story as both written and directed by Marya Cohn is engaging enough, certainly, VanCamp's performance comes off as mystifyingly muted here. She never seems to fully let go with this crushingly conflicted character's catharsis in a convincing manner. And thus what should have been a thundering wallop of an impact amounts to little more than a moderate thud.

Also be aware that there is a scene toward the end of this film with Ana Mulvoy-Ten (she looks 14 even though the actress herself was in her early '20's during filming) as a young Alice and a predatory mentor (a creepy Michael Nyqvist) that pushes beyond uncomfortable.

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