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About a Girl (2001)

 |  Short  |  January 2002 (USA)
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Ashley Thewlis ...
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John Slater ...
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Sue Jaynes ...
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Laren Creek ...
Toddler (as Loren Crook)
Sarah Patel ...
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Jill Regan ...
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Kimberly Perkins ...
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Jo Midgley ...
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James Brent ...
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Lee Shepherd ...
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A shocking picture of a neglected teenager.
26 February 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I had to see this film twice to truly appreciate it. So many short films are BOOORIIING, and I guess I expected this one to be also, so maybe I was predjudiced. I paid little attention to what was being said so did not get into the film, but then suddenly I was hit by a real wake-up call at the end. SO, I went to see it again, and I have to say the performance and characterisation of the central character IS superb. The actress really makes this film a winner. The direction of her is very good, though I found the photography a little flat, but perhaps this is because it is meant to be gritty and realistic. Overall it's a wonderful short film, but it deals with a grim subject. Not a popcorn film.


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