GIRLby Michael B. Druxman on 01/14/21
GIRL is a strange movie.
In some ways, it reminds me of one of my favorite films, BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (1955), but instead of Spencer Tracy arriving in an isolated desert town via train, Bela Thorne comes to a dying town (presumably in the deep South) on foot. (The picture was shot in Canada.)
Bela’s purpose is to confront the father that deserted her when she was six. Unfortunately, somebody has just murdered him, and now our heroine not only seeks his killer, but also a bag of money that he had hidden somewhere.
Chad Faust and Mickey Rourke are also in the cast of this film, written and directed by Faust.
There are some good performance and a couple of effective scenes in GIRL, but the plot is convoluted. In fact, certain aspects of it, which I won’t divulge here, are a bit of a turn-off
Screen Media has released GIRL onto DVD.