- Aug 19, 2003
- Reaction score
Girl: Bella Thorne is the eponymous Girl who is travelling to a small town kill her father. He broke her mother's back years ago and is now a threat again. Girl carries an axe, she's handy with it. Actually her father taught her how to throw it when she was six. But her father has been slain by someone else when she gets to the town. Soon she is on the run from the local crooked sheriff (Mickey Rourke) and his brother (Chad Faust), they run the town with an iron fist and if you cross them you're likely to get your toes cut off. They believe Thorne's father hid some money and that Girl knows the location. An interesting slice of Southern Gothic Noir with plot twists, intrigue and a bar tender (Glen Gould) who tells Girl: "You're the nicest thing ever to pass through here and you're waving an axe around wanting to kill people". Rather violent in parts, death by stabbing, fire and axe. Nothing particularly original about Girl but it's a good thriller which holds your attention. Good performances from Thorne and Rourke. Written and Directed by Chad Faust. 7/10.