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Girlfriend (2010)

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A young man with Down syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.

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A young man with Down syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.

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Winner of Grand Jury Prize, Best Narrative Film (Jury Prize) and Best Director at 2011 White Sands International Film Festival. See more »

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Pulls no punches as it brings together incredibly diverse characters and lays them bare.
13 September 2010 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

Genuinely touching film about a guy with Down's syndrome who finds himself in a very different kind of love triangle.

Toughest performance may have been by Shannon Woodward who must play a sympathetic, conflicted character as she picks her way through an emotional and ethical minefield. Evan as Evan also put on a brave performance. Subtle yet effective cinematography, great transitions.

None of the writing seemed overwrought, and judging by the QA, Shannon herself had a lot of room to edit the script on the fly.

And the guy who played Russ also managed to bring moments of sympathy to his character despite being a very scary jerk.

A relatively straightforward film that still manages to surprise.


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