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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

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 ... Tavita's Mom
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:

$2,609,412

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,599,888
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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

We Don't Forget
Written by Reni Lane & Sam Bisbee
Performed by Reni Lane
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A Sentimental Family Movie
19 October 2012 | by gpknoppSee all my reviews

This is a well-scripted and sincerely acted family movie, devoid of profanity. I will leave it to other parents to decide whether it is effective, but in light of the trash that we are sold as cinema, here is a sweet movie that attempts to convey the difficulties that teenagers and parents face together - or apart.

I registered with IMDb.com just so that I could provide a positive review for this movie. As I watch many movies, I take notice of those that do not try to shock, but tell a simple story well. Although the story of the main character is certainly contrived, as it serves as a vehicle for her situation to have relatability, the premise is believable, as many parents can attest to the fact that children grow up all too fast in our "culture", and that children will make mistakes. It may also help children to recognize the trials that their parents face in daily life. So, this is a very decent movie for parents and teenage children to watch together, and may serve as a tool to increase common understanding in families.


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