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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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Patricia Riggen

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Hiram Martinez (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eva Mendes ... Grace
Matthew Modine ... Dr. Harford
Cierra Ramirez ... Ansiedad
Patricia Arquette ... Ms. Armstrong
Eugenio Derbez ... Mission Impossible
Raini Rodriguez ... Tavita
Russell Peters ... Emile
Landon Liboiron ... Trevor
Brenna O'Brien ... Valerie
Ana Maria Estrada ... Tavita's Mom
Kendall Cross Kendall Cross ... Alice Harford
Dana Michael Woods ... Gilliam
Robin Douglas ... Olga
Jocelyne Loewen ... Becky
Blu Mankuma ... Principal
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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 an 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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A tale of acting up, acting out, and acting your age. See more »

Genres:

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

10 August 2012 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Ansiedad See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,384,078, 13 May 2012

Gross USA:

$2,594,878
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color | Black and White (fantasy sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

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

Quotes

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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Connections

References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Shake the Tree
Written by Reni Lane & Sam Bisbee
Performed by Reni Lane
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Loose the r-word!
1 October 2012 | by bkdsSee all my reviews

Loved the idea of this movie and what it was mostly about, but must say this movie totally lost me with it's overuse of the word retarded. I really think society today knows better than to incorporate that derogatory word in the media. There is no purpose. Shouldn't we be eliminating that word from our vocabulary, nor encouraging the use of it? What talented writing; there is no reason for this! Beyond that, movie was great and different from anything I have watched in some time. Interesting story about a young girl trying to find her way without a true mother figure and the struggles she goes through. Very good depiction of a rough adolescence and makes you laugh cry and sympathize with the trials and roughness of this age.


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