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'The Girl': Indie's message hard to miss ★★
Harsh conditions, tough choices, improbably modelesque cheekbones. In writer-director David Riker's drama, Abbie Cornish plays the poverty-line Texas mother of a preteen. The boy has been placed by Social Services with a foster parent, until this big-box-store minimum-wager can prove herself a fit guardian.
March 21, 2013