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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.

Director:

Patricia Riggen

Writer:

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 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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Taglines:

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:

Official Facebook | Official site

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,594,878, 17 June 2012
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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

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

Home on the Range
Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley
Music by Daniel E. Kelley
Performed by Ben Hayflick
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Quite funny in parts - Eva is brilliant
30 May 2013 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

For those who remember Cher and Winona Ryder in Mermaids and liked it, this is an updated Hispanic irresponsible mother and cry for help daughter comedy. There are some laugh out loud moments. The drama and comedy don't blend that smoothly as hoped but overall it's a cute story.

The performances are good. Eva is funny and touching. She is a great comedienne and very convincing in the more serious moments. It's nice to see her in a real latina role speaking Spanish. She is believable showing blue collar struggles - much more than Jennifer Lopez.

Strange casting of Matthew Modine as the married cad who romances Eva's character. He is usually the good guy so it's a bit strange to see him in the role.

Overall it isn't has polished as Mermaids but it's worth a watch.


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