The Dead Girl 2006

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Teen horror starring Shiloh Fernanderz and Noah Segan. While cutting class one day, teenage misfits Rickie and JT (Fernandez and Segan) find themselves in the derelict remains of an abandoned hospital. There they make a gruesome and unnerving discovery: a woman, naked, chained and covered in plastic. From here the two outcasts embark on a warped odyssey that forces them to decide how far they're willing to stretch their understanding of what is right and what is very, very wrong.

Starring:
Don Smith, Michael Raysses
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DVD

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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 23 minutes
Starring Don Smith, Michael Raysses, Toni Collette, Kate Mulligan, Joanie Tomsky, Rose Byrne, Eva Loseth, Dorothy Beatty, Earl Carroll, Christopher Allen Nelson, Piper Laurie, James Franco, Mary Steenburgen, Bruce Davison, Giovanni Ribisi
Director Karen Moncrieff
Genres Drama, Thriller
Studio ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO
Rental release 22 September 2008
Main languages English

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jenny J.J.I. on 24 Jun. 2007
Format: DVD
The Dead Girl" offers a rather unexpected piece of storytelling. Actor-turned-filmmaker Karen Moncrieff knocked the wind out of my sails with Blue Car, her 2002 debut about a teenager who transforms a troubled home life into an uncanny ability to write poetry. After working on episodes of Six Feet Under and the woefully short-lived American version of Touching Evil, Moncrieff returns with an even more impressive feature about a young woman who, as the title suggests, isn't quite as lucky at escaping the dark elements of her existence.

Unlike Rashomon, that great Japanese film in which a crime is recalled differently by a number of witnesses, "The Dead Girl" uses the victim as a trigger to ignite each part of the movie. The titular prostitute is played by Brittany Murphy, though we mostly view her as a corpse (it's her best performance ever!) because Moncrieff unfurls the tale in a series of vignettes that show the impact her death has on people she's never spoken to or even met. Like, for example, the person who discovers the body (Toni Collette) or the morgue worker who is forced to re-open some upsetting familial wounds.

First we meet Arden (Toni Collette), a shy spinster who suffers daily humiliation from her demanding invalid mother (Piper Laurie, doing a riff on her crazy-mama shtick from Brian De Palma's Carrie). However, Arden's bleak existence gets considerably more interesting after she finds a dead body covered with ants. She even becomes daring enough to take up with an aggressive stranger (Giovanni Ribisi), and we can't help worrying that he might be the killer. Next, our attention shifts to Leah (Rose Byrne), who works in the morgue and thinks the corpse might be her missing sister.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By F. Morris on 22 Dec. 2009
Format: DVD
The other review was obviously watching another film. Yes it is a slow paced drama but don't let the slow pace fool you each different Vignette all connects up beautifully and leads to the shocking end. Brittany Murphy truly shines in this role and she embodies her character to perfection (a feat she does for every film) The film is intense, tragic and heartbreaking. Brittany will be truly missed by movie goers and I hope she will be remembered for years to come I know I wont be able to forget those big brown eyes in a hurry. RIP.
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Format: DVD
A very sad and depressing film, I was very impressed with the cast and the storyline which has different segments, all of which revolve around the discovery of a dead girl on a property. Without giving away too much, each segment has its own melancholic character which drives the story and ends up linking into the dead girl in some form whether its personal like her sister, or indirectly, the woman who found her.

Overall - a superbly cast if somewhat throughly unhappy film - watch when in high spirits!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Eyon on 14 July 2007
Format: DVD
I would not have bothered to view this film if Rose Byrne's name weren't on the package. Dark, forlorn stories with bleached-out photography ain't my thing. But from the first vignette (of five) about two stringy-haired, lonely women, I was gripped.

In that first part, a young woman's body has been found and the first four parts tell of its effect on various people. The last and weakest vignette tells of how the young woman got dead. The journey in each of the first four follows an unpredicable course. Each maintains a funereal tone. And they are chock-full of incredible actors -- not just Rose Byrne.

Somehow, the writer didn't manage to maintain that tone or unpredictability thru the last chapter. It's full of clichés screeched at the upper decibels. If it weren't for that, I'd have been forced to give this relentlessly grim movie 5 stars. Boy! That was close!
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