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A Girl Like Her (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama | 27 March 2015 (USA)
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Jessica Burns enlists the help of her best friend, Brian, in order to document the relentless harassment she's received from her former friend, Avery Keller, one of South Brookdale High School's most popular students.

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Amy S. Weber

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Amy S. Weber

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hunter King ... Avery Keller
Lexi Ainsworth ... Jessica Burns
Jimmy Bennett ... Brian Slater
Amy S. Weber ... Filmmaker / Amy Gallagher
Stephanie Cotton ... Margarete Burns
Mark Boyd ... Gerald Burns
Christy Engle ... Kassie Keller (as Christy Engle-McGuckin)
Jon W. Martin ... David Keller (as Jon Martin)
Madison Deadman Madison Deadman ... Emily Sailler
Anna Spaseski Anna Spaseski ... Maddy Morrison
Mariah Harrison Mariah Harrison ... Tessa Jackson
Emma Dwyer Emma Dwyer ... Kayla Baker
Michael Maurice Michael Maurice ... Principal Richard Harris
Christy Edwards ... Sherrie Sims
Kevin Yon Kevin Yon ... Robert Hipple
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Storyline

16 year old Jessica Burns has a secret that she's afraid to share with anyone - except her best friend, Brian Slater. For the past year she's been victimized by another girl - her former friend, Avery Keller, one of South Brookdale High School's most popular and beautiful students. What can you do when the world sees the image of a person but not the reality? With Brian's help and a hidden digital camera, the evidence of Avery's relentless harassment is captured and finally exposed-bringing both girls and their families face to face with the truth. Written by Radish Creative Group

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material involving teens, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bully Chronicles See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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1.85 : 1
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Lexi Ainsworth and Hunter King have both been nominated for awards for their roles in two different soap operas. Lexi for General Hospital and Hunter for The Young and the Restless. See more »

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References The Price Is Right (1972) See more »

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Anti-Bullying message is shot here very well!
5 June 2016 | by meezaSee all my reviews

Writer-Director Amy S. Weber just got so much better with her massively insightful and deeply educational film about Bullying entitled "A Girl Like Her". It is one of the best movies about Bullying I have seen. The movie stars Lexi Ainsworth as Jessica Burns, a high school sophomore who has been a victim of bullying & cyberbullying by the mean spirited Avery Keller, played by Hunter King. Jessica's best friend is Brian Slater, played by Jimmy Bennett. Each attend South Brookdale High School, who has been named one of the top high schools in the country. A documentary team does a feature on the accolades of South Brookdale, but simultaneously as that is happening, Jessica tries to commit suicide due to Avery's rambunctious & endless bullying preyed on to Jessica. In finding out that Avery bullied Jessica, the film team decides to twist the feature and focus it on Avery and her dealings on being a popular student. Many lessons on Bullying are presented very effectively throughout the rest of the film. I believe that every high school should show "A Girl Like Her" to their students, it is that important of a subject matter and Weber does an admirable job in highlighting the effects of bullying, the importance of being a proactive bystander, and what makes a bully commit harassing acts. And the film's integration of surveillance makes it an even more deeper look into the Bullying subject matter. I liked the work of Ainsworth as Burns, but the showstopper performance here is from Hunter King as Keller. Hunter might have just hunted down some more motion picture roles in springboarding from her phenomenal work here. Hey, I'm not gonna bully you into watching "A Girl Like Her", but I do think it's an upstanding film! ***** Excellent


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