Saturday, October 20, 2012

AFF Movie Review: The Girl

The Girl is the first movie that I saw at the Austin Film Festival.  The movie is a look at poverty and desperation on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border.  Driven by the thought of fast cash, a destitute Ashley turns to human trafficking.  She has no idea what she is doing and things spin out of control.

About half of the movie is in Spanish.  Abbie Cornish as Ashley does a good job portraying her character in both languages.

I rated this 4/5 stars, but I think I'm a little biased because I liked the Spanish and the fact that it was filmed partly in Austin.

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