Precious Doll wrote:
The Girl being made for TV would have been shot on a much smaller budget then Hitchcock and it does look it but it more then makes up for that with much better performances and a more engaging story, that of Hitchcock and his relationship with Hedron.
I've heard about this movie. Lots of film critics gave it negative reviews because they felt it's a cheap hatchet job and portrays Hitchcock as a sexual predator based solely on the allegations of ONE leading lady who only up until recently was reverential of Hitch.
I caught this on cable a while ago. I agree with the critics who called it a hatchet job. The acting is fine, but somehow I doubt the man was really that cruel and self-absorbed. I've seen and read interviews with people he worked with and people who knew him over the years, who say he was a actually a nice guy. The Girl
makes him out to be a perverted psycho obsessed with Tippi Hedren. They also made Hedren out to be a very strange person, putting up with so much just to prove that she could. Maybe it is how events unfolded, but it's a lot to swallow. Hitchcock
may not be a perfect movie, but I think it may be more accurate in showing the director as slightly obsessive about his leading ladies, as well as a man with a dark sense of humor, but not really a malicious man. Maybe I prefer the more positive vision, but either way The Girl
isn't particularly good outside of the acting.
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