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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ana Maria Estrada ...
Alice Harford
Gilliam (as Dana Michael Woods)
Jocelyne Loewen ...


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 »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

10 August 2012 (Bulgaria)  »

Also Known As:

Ansiedad  »

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$2,594,878 (USA) (15 June 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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At the party Grace is drinking a beer, but her bottle is empty. See more »


Ansiedad: By the way, I'll need to borrow your sister's bike to establish my plucky innocence.
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We Don't Forget
Written by Reni Lane & Sam Bisbee
Performed by Reni Lane
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Quite funny in parts - Eva is brilliant
30 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For those who remember Cher and Winona Ryder in Mermaids and liked it, this is an updated Hispanic irresponsible mother and cry for help daughter comedy. There are some laugh out loud moments. The drama and comedy don't blend that smoothly as hoped but overall it's a cute story.

The performances are good. Eva is funny and touching. She is a great comedienne and very convincing in the more serious moments. It's nice to see her in a real latina role speaking Spanish. She is believable showing blue collar struggles - much more than Jennifer Lopez.

Strange casting of Matthew Modine as the married cad who romances Eva's character. He is usually the good guy so it's a bit strange to see him in the role.

Overall it isn't has polished as Mermaids but it's worth a watch.

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