Girl ★★½

I enjoyed this but it wasn't spectacular; it's a backwoods family revenge thriller in the standard mode. Good setting -- there's this one decrepit church which was perfect -- and a good soundtrack. The acting was fine. It's always a bit iffy casting Mickey Rourke, but this is what you want out of him these days. He was laconic and threatening and didn't go way over the top.

The one thing I'd call out as notable is the surreal atmosphere. There's nothing supernatural about this movie, but it does take on that saturated Twin Peaks feel. It's almost too precious to leave Bella Thorne's protagonist nameless, but in the end it plays into the alien, isolated mood permeating the movie. And really, she doesn't need to introduce herself. She's already part of the town.

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