The Girl in the Park

Synopsis: Enduringly traumatized by the disappearance of her 3-year-old daughter 15 years ago, Julia Sandburg has cut herself off from anyone once near and dear to her, including her husband Doug and her son Chris, who tried for years to penetrate her wall of isolation and despair, without success. But when Julia meets Louise, a troubled young woman with a checkered past, all Julia's old psychic wounds painfully resurface, as does her illogical and increasingly irrational hope that Louise may be the daughter she lost so long ago.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): David Auburn
Production: Blue Sky Media
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

Radio City Music Hall.

No. I'm just saying,

if we're gonna have a wedding,

we may as well have a wedding.

We will. Wait till you see

his dad's backyard.

- It is-- It's perfect.

- Mm-hmm.

Chris has been putting

a hell of a lot of work into that house.

I haven't been down there

in a couple of weeks, but I hear--

- It's stunning. It's really stunning.

- Really?

He says it isn't finished or anything

Iike that, but you can just tell.

You can tell.

He is just so talented.

So it might be a Iittle cold

when we say our vows. Who cares?

Hey, come on.

Your love will warm us all.


It's all right. It's, uh, you know,

by the water and everything.

It's very cool.

So when Celeste told me

that she and Chris had decided

to make honest people of each other--

... finally,

it wasn't exactly a complete surprise.

We already had the invitations

for this engagement party

printed up, to be honest.

Hired the caterers.

We were a Iittle ahead of them.

But they've caught up nicely,

don't you think?


Anyway, Chris, what can I say?

Chris is the kind of young man

that Dave and...

- Mom--

- I'm sorry.

I promised I wasn't gonna do this.

My Lord. Okay.

Well, if you think this is bad now,

just wait for the wedding.

Um, anyway...

All right. Here.

Let's see now. Yes.

It's an old clich

that you're not losing a daughter,

you're gaining a son.

And, uh, we are also, of course,

gaining a grandchild.

I don't know if I'm ready for that.

But we just want to say, Chris,

welcome to our family.

- Cheers.

- Cheers.

- Doug.

- Yeah.

Well, I -- I am Doug Sandburg.

I am Chris's dad.

And, uh, first, we'd Iike to thank

Dave and Sarah

for everything they've done

for this wonderful event.

Uh, Chris has chosen his in-laws well.

He's a smart man.

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David Auburn

David Auburn (born November 30, 1969) is an American playwright. His play Proof won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Auburn also writes screenplays, writing The Lake House, and directs both film and stage plays. more…

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