Little Girl Lost: the Delimar Vera Story

  • Paul A Kaufman (2008)
  • US / Can
  • 120 min
Little Girl Lost: the Delimar Vera Story
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Emotions drive this simple but effective human-interest story. Based on a real life case, it centres on an outstanding performance from Scrubs star Judy Reyes as a working-class Philadelphia woman who struggles for six years to convince her family and the authorities that her baby daughter was abducted rather than killed in a house fire. By wisely focusing on the personal impact of events, the no-frills retelling remains consistently compelling - particularly when motherly intuition eventually proves correct. Consequently, Reyes's depth and realism are especially crucial components, believably capturing her character's pain and frustrations without cheap histrionics. Only the overly neat finale dabbles in sentimentality, but that's entirely expected given the extraordinary circumstances.

Plot Summary

Drama based on a true story, starring Judy Reyes as a mother who refuses to believe that her young daughter perished in a house fire. Six years after the event, she still believes that the girl is alive, but she's struggling to find anyone who'll believe her.

Cast and crew

Cast

Luz Cuevas
Judy Reyes
Valerie Valleja
Ana Ortiz
Pedro Vera
Hector Luis Bustamante
Tatita
Marlene Forte
Angel Cruz
A Martinez
Delimar Vera / Aaliyah
Jillian Bruno

Crew

Director
Paul A Kaufman

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Categories
Drama