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About a Girl (2001)

 -  Short  -  January 2002 (USA)
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A girl tells the story of her life and hopes for the future.

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Credited cast:
Ashley Thewlis ...
Girl
John Slater ...
Father
Sue Jaynes ...
Mother
Laren Creek
Sarah Patel ...
Friend
Jill Regan ...
Friend
Kimberly Perkins ...
Friend
Jo Midgley ...
Shop Assistant
James Brent ...
Boy #1
Lee Shepherd ...
Boy #2
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Jake Slater ...
Father
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A girl tells the story of her life and hopes for the future.

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Devastating portrait of a young girl and her doomed life.
2 September 2002 | by (NYC/FL) – See all my reviews

Shocking short-film about a young girl who's the product of a broken home and hopeless dreams of being a pop star. Her dad is unemployed and spends his time playing soccer while her mom struggles to make end meet.

One striking feature of this film was the contrast by the girl's fully Americanized rendering of the pop lyrics she sings and the thick Liverpool accent that she uses in everyday speech. (It required me to put on subtitles to understand what was being said)

As sad as the life that she describes is, I was still totally unprepared for the ending.


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