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      Girl in Progress

      PG-13 Released May 11, 2012 1h 32m Comedy Drama List
      33% Tomatometer 45 Reviews 53% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings Grace (Eva Mendes) is a single mom who is often too busy juggling her job, bills and two love interests (Matthew Modine, Eugenio Derbez) to pay much attention to her daughter, Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez). Inspired by the coming-of-age stories her English teacher (Patricia Arquette) introduces in class, Ansiedad decides to skip adolescence and jump-start her life without her mother. But, when the misguided plan unravels, Ansiedad and Grace must both learn that growing up means acting your age. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Despite a well-intentioned and novel premise, Girl in Progress is plagued by jarring tonal shifts and does little to break its characters out of cliché.

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      Candice Frederick Reel Talk Online At its core, Girl in Progress is an endearing mother-daughter portrait reminiscent of Cristina and Flor in Spanglish that is a little bit Gilmore Girls, mixed with a dash of Mermaids. Rated: B+ Sep 8, 2017 Full Review Nathan Rabin AV Club It wants audiences to know it's in on the joke though it's not always apparent that there even is a joke in the first place. Rated: D May 11, 2012 Full Review William Goss Film.com Progress acknowledges clichs but has little interest in actually subverting them, instead growing more predictable and sentimental as it goes along. May 11, 2012 Full Review Debbie Lynn Elias Behind The Lens You hope for this mother and daughter to find their way. After all, at the end of the day, isn't each of us really just a Girl In Progress. Nov 26, 2019 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com Painful. Awkward. Potentially damaging to your later development -- these common traits associated with adolescence are also succinct descriptions for the latest film from Patricia Riggen, Girl In Progress. Jul 24, 2019 Full Review Jason Best Movie Talk Teen comedy-drama Girl in Progress is too self-consciously quirky for its own good, but Cierra Ramirez brims with sparky charm. Mar 29, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Carlos T Minha opinião: A atriz Eva Mendes sumiu das telonas, uma pena pois sempre gostei de sua atuações. Este é um dos últimos trabalhos dela. Uma comédia teen, que retrata a falta de relacionamento de mãe e filha. Pois ela é mãe solteira. E Cierra que é filha quer se tornar adulta e independente e fugir para LA. Para isso ela cria toda uma estratégia de boa mocinha, para se tornar má e perder a vingidade e assim ir. No quisito se tornar má consta também perder sua melhor amizade que é Raini. Enquanto isso Eva é uma garçonete e trabalha na casa de um médico, que ela também é amante dele. Mas ele não tem grande compromisso com ela e sim apenas s3x0. Na verdade a protagonista aqui é Cierra. E até chegar o momento que tudo isso entra em colapso. E a verdade vem atona daquilo que estava cheio o coração. E será que o amor, amizade e familia vencerá? Roteiro e enredo é um pouco atrapalhado. Vale apena assistir? Sim Nota: 5 Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 06/14/23 Full Review Christiana H Personally, I liked this movie it was pretty good to me I know a lot of people didn't like this movie because of their own reasons But I liked this movie because it shows what teens go through when wanting to fit in and be different. This movie also teaches you to pay close attention to your kids because in the movie ansiedad's mom was too busy with her 2 jobs and her boyfriend that she didn't know anything that was going on until ansiedad's teacher told her.For a teenage comedy movie its good and underrated Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/08/22 Full Review darren h I liked it. It doesn't quite follow cinematic norms but it was still good. The performances were endearing. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member While this was a good attempt at a sentimental movie, which focuses on the struggles of being a teenager and a single mother , There is nothing redeeming in any of the characters. The ending fell apart with no real pay off . It was a good attempt but fell short when it came to the writing . Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member A lot darker than you are lead to believe and because the darker side to the story is glossed over, that´s what makes it not such a great film. There was so much potential but unfortunately the film can´t quite decide what it wants to be. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Average coming of age drama about a young girl desperately trying to fit in with people at her school Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Grace (Eva Mendes) is a single mom who is often too busy juggling her job, bills and two love interests (Matthew Modine, Eugenio Derbez) to pay much attention to her daughter, Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez). Inspired by the coming-of-age stories her English teacher (Patricia Arquette) introduces in class, Ansiedad decides to skip adolescence and jump-start her life without her mother. But, when the misguided plan unravels, Ansiedad and Grace must both learn that growing up means acting your age.
      Director
      Patricia Riggen
      Producer
      Ben Odell, John Fiedler
      Screenwriter
      Hiram Martinez
      Distributor
      Pantelion Films, Lionsgate Films
      Production Co
      Dilettante, Latitude Entertainment, Oriole Leaf Films, Panamax Films
      Rating
      PG-13 (Drinking|Crude References|All Involving Teens|Mature Thematic Elements|Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 11, 2012, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 1, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.6M
      Runtime
      1h 32m
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