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About a Girl (2001)

A girl tells the story of her life and hopes for the future.

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Ashley Thewlis ... Girl
John Slater ... Father
Sue Jaynes ... Mother
Laren Creek ... Toddler (as Loren Crook)
Sarah Patel ... Friend
Jill Regan ... Friend
Kimberly Perkins ... Friend
Jo Midgley ... Shop Assistant
James Brent ... Fishing Boy 1
Lee Shepherd ... Fishing Boy 2
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Chandy Krapes ... Neighbor
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A girl tells the story of her life and hopes for the future.

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A shocking picture of a neglected teenager.
26 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

I had to see this film twice to truly appreciate it. So many short films are BOOORIIING, and I guess I expected this one to be also, so maybe I was predjudiced. I paid little attention to what was being said so did not get into the film, but then suddenly I was hit by a real wake-up call at the end. SO, I went to see it again, and I have to say the performance and characterisation of the central character IS superb. The actress really makes this film a winner. The direction of her is very good, though I found the photography a little flat, but perhaps this is because it is meant to be gritty and realistic. Overall it's a wonderful short film, but it deals with a grim subject. Not a popcorn film.


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