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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 the 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 and that the best thing to do is stay put.

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Lessons in motherhood. Taught by a Kid. 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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$2,594,878 (USA) (15 June 2012)
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When Ansiedad starts running after she goes to Dr. Harford's house, she passes the car twice. 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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References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »

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You're So Pony
Written by Elizabeth T. Cairns & Rob Cairns
Performed by Beth Thornley
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1000 reasons why it should not work .. BUT IT DOES!
4 July 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Yes, I am aware that some members gave this film a low rating. They were wrong. No disrespect. Wrong happens.

1000 reasons why this "coming of age" vehicle should not have worked. Including the fact that it has been done before, hundreds of times, and this was yet another "Canadian" production (supported by the Canadian tax system) meant for the small screen and not really intended for an A-List rollout.

But sometimes everything comes together and you end up with an exceptional result:

* the script is superb. It is not enough that the daughter wants to accelerate her "coming of age" to rebel against her mother, she actually researches the topic and deconstructs it, creating a roadmap to maturity which of course is a roadmap to disaster. Clever! And innovative.

* the acting is to die for. Eva Mendes may give the best performance of her life here. Cierra Ramirez steals every scene not otherwise nailed down and several that are. Arquette as the sympathetic school teacher sells it bigtime and makes us all wish we had a teacher like that in school.

Really a great film, one that succeeds way beyond its aspirations. It is ironic that, for example, this reviewer took flak from members for ripping apart THE DUFF (a horrific A-List movie) but little gems like this often get lost in the shuffle.

Highly recommended.


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