• Released
  • May 11, 2012
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 30 min
  • Art House/Foreign
  • 50 Fan Ratings

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Girl in Progress is an old story about a young girl told in a smart way, and that's something you don't see every day, no matter how many times you think you've seen it before.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The two lead actresses rise to the occasion when they're finally forced to confront each other at the climax.
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By Michelle Orange
Girl in Progress feels a little trapped by its own conceits: It plays with the idea that all rebellion is in some sense performed and makes a caricature out of the immature, attention-hungry mother, but it never liberates its characters from their molds.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
A well-done, conscientious and funny little film that recalls "Clueless," only with more heart.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Seems like a work in progress.
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Boxoffice Magazine

This archly self-aware coming-of-age tale fizzles, as the targeted Latino audience is upstaged by a culture more firmly rooted in the film's soggy Seattle setting.
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Time Out New York

Uneasily poised between glib irony and earnest melodrama, Patricia Riggen's coming-of-age tale is as scattered as its manic pubescent protagonist.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Ansiedad is a smart charmer, and well-played by Cierra Ramirez, she should really be above this sort of thing - above the whole movie, really.
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Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Girl in Progress operates like a training-wheels melodrama for genre-uneducated tweens.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This inauthentic teen tale, with its cosmetically softened edges, serves neither the young people nor the Mendes fans for whom it might be intended.
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45 out of 100
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