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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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

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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)

Gross:

$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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Nite Lite
Written by Elizabeth T. Cairns & Jess Furman
Performed by Beth Thornley
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Great movie, nice twist on the classic coming of theme
3 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie last night and thought it was a great movie.

The movie starts off slow and a bit quirky. At times it even feels like it is trying to hard to be something its not. Then somewhere in the middle, it drops the quirky and the story develops. I became invested and began to care for the characters.

The acting was good. Both main actresses do a great job in their roles as mother and daughter. As an educator myself, I see these types of mothers and daughters almost every school year. It was nice seeing their story be told and also one from Latin roots.

I would recommend this movie because at the end of it all, you leave the movie with some thoughts and emotions tied to the characters.

Good film.


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