Coming to select theaters, and on Video on Demand (VOD) November 24, 2020 is the thriller, Girl.
Girl stars Bella Thorne, Chad Faust and Mickey Rourke. Yes, Mickey Rourke. I haven’t seen him on screen in many, many years.
Bella Thorne plays “Girl.” That is all she is known as in this film. She has no real name for some odd reason. In fact, no one in the film does. They are just known by their professions, such as Sheriff (Rourke).
Girl returns to her home town, a place she hasn’t been to since she was a young child. Her objective – to kill her abusive father who tried to kill her and her mother many years ago.
Girl is in town to kill her father. We can only assume it’s from the past abuse she and her mother received from him.
It’s evident when girl shows up in town that the people in town are seedy, creepy and not to be trusted.
When Girl finally arrives at her father’s house, she finds that someone has already killed him.
You would think that she would be satisficed enough knowing he’s dead and she’s not guilty of it, but that is not the case. Girl plans on staying in town until she finds out who killed her father, and why?
Girl soon learns that no one in town can be trusted, especially someone who you would think you could rely on.
It turns out, her father was killed because he was suspected of having a lot of money. People think Girl knows where it is, and the only reason she’s in town is to get it.
Will Girl solve the mystery of her father’s death? Is there really a fortune of money worth having… and killing for? To find out, you need to go see (or stream) Girl. Look for it on VOD and select theaters nation wide,
When it comes to playing a gritty, grungy, edgy woman, Bella Thorne is a pro at it. She looks mean as hell throughout the film, and like she hasn’t showered in weeks. That all just adds to the anger-driven Girl who is out for revenge, but not from her father, but for her father.
Thorne can “kick as$$,” and she’s not afraid to show off any skin (she doesn’t in this film, but she gets close to it in the laundromat).
Mickey Rourke. I have one thing to say – plastic surgery (and too much of it) has NOT been good to you. Oh my goodness! He looks HORRIBLE! He doesn’t even look like himself. When I think back to The Pope of Greenwich Village, 9 1/2 Weeks and Angel Heart... he doesn’t even look any where like he used to. He just looks horrible. He LOOKS like a mean, disgusting crook like he portrays in this film.
The man known as “Barkeep” is the only decent person in this film. Where as all the other characters you’d never want to meet up with in a dark ally, Barkeep is the ONLY person in town that is kind, honest and non-threatening.
I can’t say that this film was necessarily predictable. In some ways it was, but admittedly, there were some twists and turns I did not see coming, most especially the ending of the film. The ending of the film was the best part.
The overall “tone” to this film adds to it, as does the film’s soundtrack.
Oddly enough, there was a bit of humor in this film (aside from Rouke’s scray appearance). When the Barkeep mentions a phone book to Girl, she has no clue what he’s talking about. That pretty much sums up today’s young adults. Ha Ha.
Overall the film was entertaining enough. I wouldn’t go out and buy a copy of it, but if I saw it playing on the premium channels (HBO, Starz…) I would most likely watch it again.
I could not find the film on social media, or on the internet. I don’t think the film has an official website.
Below is the film’s trailer for your entertainment.
*I received a free screener in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.