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He was the Master of Suspense, a legendary director whose films thrilled, terrified and wowed audiences for decades. But to actress Tippi Hedren, the true terror of Alfred Hitchcock shockingly came from the man himself. Mirroring some of Hitchcock's own cinematic classics, this real-life tale of obsession chronicles the director's grooming of Hedren into a leading lady and prototypical 'Hitchcock blonde'--and his growing passion for her personally--as they filmed 'The Birds' in 1963 and 'Marnie' in 1964. Toby Jones and Sienna Miller star as Hitchcock and Hedren whose careers and lives both suffered as a result. Imelda Staunton co-stars as Hitchcock's wife Alma; also with Carl Beukes and Penelope Wilton. Directed by Julian Jarrold; screenplay by Gwyneth Hughes, based on the book 'Spellbound by Beauty' by Donald Spoto.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 18
- Fresh: 8
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 5.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The trouble with The Girl is that it tries to psychoanalyze Hitchcock but fails by trying to know the man too much.
Rotten: There's little forward momentum in The Girl. It's just the dramatization of one humiliation after another.
Fresh: If you approach The Girl as a sliver, and don't expect a full serving, you are more apt to appreciate it.
Fresh: Miller's Hedren is cool, distant, humorless, whiny and reproving. She's the perfect block of ice.
great sexual harassment story actually
The NYT reviewer saying it was trying to psychoanalyze Hitchcock obviously missed the real story. To me this is a compelling tale about sexual harassment and power in an environment such as Hollywood. Instead of the cliché casting couch thing, this shows how an abuse of power can play out in passive and some times no so passive aggressive ways. Not to be so naive to take everything at face value, but my truth chakra went off when I watched it. I realize it was obviously sympathetic to Tippi Hedren, but I believed it, and liked that they made this whole thing creepier to think about than any movies he made.