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R| 1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
In a quintet of stories, the murder of a young runaway (Brittany Murphy) connects a group of unrelated women. Lonely Arden (Toni Collette) discovers the body; Leah (Rose Byrne), a forensics student, thinks the victim may be her long-missing sister. Melora (Marcia Gay Harden) arrives in Los Angeles to piece together the last days of her daughter's life, while Ruth (Mary Beth Hurt) makes a disturbing discovery in the storage facility she and her husband manage.

Cast: Toni Collette , Rose Byrne , Mary Beth Hurt , Marcia Gay Harden , Brittany Murphy , Kerry Washington , Piper Laurie , Giovanni Ribisi

Director: Karen Moncrieff

Genres: Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Distributor: First Look

The Dead Girl (2006)

Release Date: January 19th, 2007|1 hr. 34 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The film is mired in gloom, not just sadness, but heaviness. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Stylish, highly accomplished and, thanks to its severely restrained palette, mostly off-putting. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A challenging film populated with characters who are depressed, on antidepressants, or strung out on mood-altering drugs, The Dead Girl is a downer with resonance. show more

  • June 12, 2011 marciaslatkin
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    Haunting, provocative, and a tense, alert experience. Yes, there is the pleasure of piecing bits together, of seeing why crimes are never solved (evidence burned, taken as a keepsake, lied about), of uncovering layers -- which is brilliantly done. But then there is the sadness of all those imperfect but intense relationships -- and the questions they generate, fail to answer, and leave you thinking about, aching over. Well done! I wish I had written it!

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