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Product Overview

The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.


Studio First Look Home Entertain
SKU 204070352
UPC 687797116093
UPC 14 00687797116093
Format DVD
Release Date 9/4/2007
Rating Rating
Name Brolin,Josh
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Cast & Crew
Adam Gorgoni - Original Music By
Brittany Murphy - Actor
David Rubin - Executive Producer
Giovanni Ribisi - Actor
James Franco - Actor
Josh Brolin - Actor
Karen Moncrieff - Director
Karen Moncrieff - Writer
Kristan Andrews - Production Designer
Mary Beth Hurt - Actor
Mary Steenburgen - Actor
Michael Grady - Cinematographer
Nick Searcy - Actor
Toby Yates - Editor
Tom Rosenberg - Producer
Toni Collette - Actor
Nominee (2007) Independent Spirit, Karen Moncrieff, Best Director,Independent Spirit, Tom Rosenberg, et. al., Best Feature,Independent Spirit, Mary Beth Hurt, Best Supporting Female
Review Karen Moncrieff's The Dead Girl is the latest in a new subgenre of films in which multiple storylines are connected by a common theme or tone rather than an overt continuity of plot or character. While this style obviously owes a lot to the ensemble character studies of Robert Altman, the real pioneer of the form is the late Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski, whose The Decalogue and Three Colors trilogy established the template many American directors would later follow...The outstanding performances and writing would make The Dead Girl a great film even if all Moncrieff did was turn on her camera and aim it at the actors, but she adds yet another layer of meaning to the piece via her thoughtfully considered visual style...The Dead Girl confirms that she is a born filmmaker of intelligence, style, and empathy.
Reviewer Jim Hemphill
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Variety
Review A morose elegy to a serial killer's female victims told from five perspectives, Karen Moncrieff's "The Dead Girl" examines death, loss and loneliness in American life. More ambitious than her 2002 debut, "Blue Car," Moncrieff's new film maintains her focus on women, expanding to include a range of ages, circumstances and psychologies...Women lead the way here, with an extremely glammed-down Collette, a nearly unrecognizable Hurt, and, in yet another role that confirms her status as an actor of uncommon power and insight, Harden holding forth with performances of great impact and weight. Byrne is quite effective in an under-written role, while Murphy remains problematic...Desaturated color scheme distinguishes Michael Grady's suitably dark-toned lensing, while other production elements are pro. Make-up effects are both ultra-realist and worthy of the best horror filmmaking.
Reviewer Robert Koehler
ReviewRating 9
DVD, Widescreen, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Brolin,Josh
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Jenni Miller, Premiere Magazine Brutal, honest, tender, and extremely sexy.
Jim Ridley, The Village Voice The best kind of psychological puzzle.
Ken Fox, TV Guide ...through Moncrieff's expert storytelling, each woman is finally rendered merely human.
Richard Roeper & Anne Thompson, Ebert & Roeper Two Thumbs Up. A great film. Each segment is carried by a brilliant performance.
William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer impressive showcase for a large ensemble cast...
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