The Girl in the Park

{4/5} “I am happy for you… Can I go home now?”

Julia’s daughter disappeared in the park one day. Sixteen years later she works a lot, eats by herself, and resists meeting her son’s fiancée. She meets Louise, a young woman who’s crying in a restaurant, and listens to her story. Julia finds herself wanting to help Louise, and eventually she finds herself thinking that this might be her long-lost daughter.

The Girl in the Park was released in 2007.

Sigourney Weaver is always worth watching. Here she plays a woman struggling to come to terms with an unspeakable tragedy.

Can you forgive someone who’s lied to you? How about twice?

It’s a good movie — not a lot of plot, but a focus on the characters.

The gentle music is by Theodore Shapiro (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty).

Sigourney Weaver (Aliens) plays Julia and Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns) plays Louise. Alessandro Nivola (Ginger & Rosa) plays Julia’s son and Keri Russell (Waitress) plays his fiancée.

The movie was directed by David Auburn (writer of The Lake House).

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