• The Dead Girl (2006)

The Dead Girl

Release Date: December 29th, 2006

DVD Release Date: May 8th, 2007

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: Mystery , Drama , Thriller

Production Co: Lakeshore Entertainment, First Look Pictures Releasing

Distributors: First Look

Keywords: Pursuit, 2000s, Gripping, Sister, Los Angeles, Dark, Murder, Mother, Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    By the movie's end, writer-director Karen Moncrieff's The Dead Girl delivers considerable emotional impact. But that doesn't mean you've enjoyed the journey. show more

  • 100
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    All behave in ways that may at first seem incomprehensible, but through Moncrieff's expert storytelling, each woman is finally rendered merely human. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

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