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

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Cast

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

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

О девочке See more »

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£33,000 (estimated)
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Devastating portrait of a young girl and her doomed life.
2 September 2002 | by Havan_IronOakSee all my reviews

Shocking short-film about a young girl who's the product of a broken home and hopeless dreams of being a pop star. Her dad is unemployed and spends his time playing soccer while her mom struggles to make end meet.

One striking feature of this film was the contrast by the girl's fully Americanized rendering of the pop lyrics she sings and the thick Liverpool accent that she uses in everyday speech. (It required me to put on subtitles to understand what was being said)

As sad as the life that she describes is, I was still totally unprepared for the ending.


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