From the trailer, it's hard to tell exactly what The Dead Girl is about, beyond the fact that it involves a dead girl. The vagueness actually makes me hopeful about the movie, since the most captivating plots are often the hardest to distill into a dumbed-down trailer.
The thriller/mystery — which opens tomorrow, Jan. 19 — follows seven women whose lives suddenly collide after a caretaker (Toni Collette) comes across the body of a dead girl. Not only has the movie gotten a ton of buzz on the festival circuit, but it also features a kick-ass female ensemble cast — including Brittany Murphy, Mary Beth Hurt, Mary Steenburgen, Kerry Washington, and Marcia Gay Harden — which is a tragic rarity in Hollywood these days. To see the trailer, read more