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Girl in Progress (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  10 August 2012 (Bulgaria)
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As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.

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Ansiedad has always hated the fact that her mom Grace was never mature or responsible. After getting used to taking care of her mom instead of the other way around Ansiedad decides to become in adult in every way possible. With that in mind she creates an outrageous list of all rhe things she needs to accomplish in order to become an adult. This coming of age story shows that growing up is never as easy as it seems amd that the best thing to do is stay put.

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A tale of acting up, acting out, and acting your age. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sexual content including crude references, and drinking - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,384,078 (USA) (11 May 2012)

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$2,594,878 (USA) (15 June 2012)
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At the party Grace is drinking a beer, but her bottle is empty. See more »

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Ansiedad: I'm just here because I need somebody to recognize my potential and then watch helplessly as I throw it all away.
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Everyone Falls
Written by Elizabeth T. Cairns
Performed by Beth Thornley
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changes in tones jarring
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Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez) is tired of her irresponsible mother Grace (Eva Mendes) especially her affair with the married Dr. Harford (Matthew Modine). Her only friend at school is Tavita (Raini Rodriguez). After a lesson from English teacher Ms. Armstrong (Patricia Arquette), she decides to perform her version of rites of passage. She befriends bad girl Valerie (Brenna O'Brien) and dumps Tavita. Her ultimate goal is to lose her virginity to bad boy Trevor (Landon Liboiron) and run away to NYC. Grace's boss Emile (Russell Peters) is looking to cook at the Crab Fest competition but he's reluctant to leave her in charge of his restaurant.

The concept is interesting. It kind of reminds of 'The To Do List' except Ramirez is a real teen. I expected this to be a comedy but then it takes jarring turns into dark drama. The production by Mexican director Patricia Riggen is TV level with some good actors. Patricia Arquette showing up surprised me a little. I like the characters in this movie but I couldn't get a handle on its tone. It seems to be a light kid's movie at first but then it throws some very adult situations.


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