Girl in Progress

A Tale of Acting Up, Acting Out, and Acting Your Age.

Girl in Progress
A young girl with a single, absentee mother attempts to accelerate her transition into adulthood with the help of her best friend, and learns some important lessons about growing up in the process. Her distant mom in the midst of an affair with a married doctor when her handsome co-worker tries to sweep her off her feet. Meanwhile her daughter begins to grasp the concept of the archetypal ''coming of age'' story with the help of a concerned teacher, and decides that it's high time she left adolescence behind. Together with her best friend, she hatches a plan to accelerate her development, even if it means willingly sacrificing some of her own innocence along the way. Little does she realise that growing up isn't just about getting older, but getting wiser as well. The film appears to have had a very limited US theatre run before heading to disk.

93 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Sex).
Comedy, Drama, Female interest.

Not currently showing on the local cinema circuit.

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Eva Mendes, Cierra Ramirez, Patricia Arquette, Raini Rodriguez, Landon Liboiron, Matthew Modine
Patricia Riggen
ScreenplayHiram Martinez
MusicChristopher Lennertz
CinematographyChecco Varese
EditingDan Schalk
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
Made in2012
Produced byAnxiety Productions, Latitude Entertainment, Pantelion Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

LanguageMild, two instances
SexSome implied scenes, one incipient scene
PrejudiceMild prejudice, obesity mocked
Drug abuseNone
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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Box Office
Mark Olsen quote iconLess a misfire than a missed opportunity, Girl In Progress squanders its time in high school, neglecting the mother-daughter story that forms its more interesting core.
17 critics
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40 critics
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconDespite a well-intentioned and novel premise, Girl in Progress is plagued by jarring tonal shifts and does little to break its characters out of cliché.
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25 critics

What the People say

342 Netizens quote iconNot so bad

Average .. 39%



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