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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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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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Ansiedad  »

Box Office

Budget:

$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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Goofs

When Ansiedad starts running after she goes to Dr. Harford's house, she passes the car twice. See more »

Quotes

Ansiedad: By the way, I'll need to borrow your sister's bike to establish my plucky innocence.
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Connections

References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »

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Beat Back
Written by D'Anna Stewart & Osamede Asemota
Performed by D'Anna Stewart feat. Osa Virtuoso
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Obnoxious Teen Tantrum: The Movie
8 September 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Good lord, where is a Final Destination style Heath Robinson teen kill when you really need it? Generally I love meta movies in the form of "If this were an (insert genre) this would happen", in this case Bildungsroman, but this one contrived to be so utterly devoid of charm or wit that I just about wanted to slit my wrists. And the sad thing is that the ingredients available were so great - Eva Mendes + Patricia Arquette + Matthew Modine = YES PLEASE!!! The only problem was that the role given to the teen actress protagonist was absolutely unbearable. I don't mean any disrespect to the actress because she committed to the role 100% - it was the fault of the writer and director. What could have been heartwarming and cathartic (like Easy A for example) ended up being a great big nerve-grating, embarrassing snorefest. 3 out of 10 because I'm feeling generous.


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