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A young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care begins smuggling Mexicans across the border.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Geoffrey Rivas ...
Manager
Austin West ...
Georgie (as Austin Wayne West)
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Gloria
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Tommy
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Enriqueta
Luci Christian ...
Sally
Harold Torres ...
Isidro
Javier Zaragoza ...
Felix
Abel Lopez Marroquin ...
Pancho
Angeles Cruz ...
Rosa's Mother
Maritza Santiago Hernandez ...
Rosa
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Border Agent
Hanne Jiménez Turcott ...
Waitress
Heber Garnica ...
Car Wash Man
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A young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care begins smuggling Mexicans across the border.

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The journey will change her forever


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Rated PG-13 for thematic material including violence/disturbing images, and for language and smoking | See all certifications »

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6 December 2013 (Mexico)  »

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Emily Blunt was attached to the project but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Abbie Cornish was later cast. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ashley: You want to help, Mr. Chavez?
Manager: Of course.
Ashley: Then why don't you give me a raise? I've been here a year already. They told me I would get a raise after three months.
Manager: You didn't get a raise because of your attitude.
Ashley: What's wrong with my attitude?
Manager: Look, Ashley, I have to treat you the same way I treat everyone else.
Ashley: Is that right? Why is it I always get the worst shift? I mean, everyone knows that you like Mexican girls best, the place is full of them.
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Soundtracks

Love Takes Time
Performed by Orleans
Written by Larry Hoppen and Marilyn Mason
Courtesy of Orleansongs
By arrangment with Spirit Music Group, Inc.
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"Just drop her at the corner and don't look back" How hard can that be on real life? What would you do?
21 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Watching this movie by myself, I heard my own voice saying "oh my god", is not that I am religious or so but that is the kind of emotion that this film gives. It makes you feel and think, how irrelevant is the color of your skin or the place where you were born; it gives us a reminder about the consequences of our everyday acts. And unless you are a privileged individual who never has experience the partial or total loss of someone you love, then this movie will mean nothing to you, otherwise you will feel angriness, sadness and despair because of the convincing and compelling performances and situation of this young mother and this little girl. Less manipulative than "la misma luna" "Under the Same Moon" (2007), don't misunderstand me, I loved that movie, but "The girl" is a more tragic experience, in a different level than "A Better Life" (2011) One line that stuck with me was: "Just drop her at the corner and don't look back" How hard can that be on real life? What would you do? "The Girl" is one of the reasons I watch movies from all over the world and this one is very close to home, my first language is Spanish. Certainly I did not have idea of whom Maritza Santiago Hernandez is but after this movie I can say that, she has a talent that deserves to be recognized and appreciated and Abbie Cornish gets redemption after the awful "Sucker Punch", she does an incredible job and she could have fool me into believing that she has been speaking Spanish her whole life! Cinephiles get ready for this one!


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