Girl in Progress Synopsis
Grace (Eva Mendes) neglects to give her daughter, Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez) the attention she desperately needs.
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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...
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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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60

Movieline

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...
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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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40

Boxoffice Magazine

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This archly self-aware coming-of-age tale fizzles, as the targeted Latino audience is upstaged by a culture more firmly rooted in the...
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40

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...
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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,...
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25

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...
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Nice movie...loved it

By tnwilliamsk27
The movie was great. It boldly played the in your face emotional aspect of the teen years in a funny way. I cried a bit and was choked up for most of the scenes that offered a good laugh. It was...

very touching

By marteaga99
Absolutely a parent/daughter movie! It makes u remember how much attention ur teens need! Must go!...

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By jordandepaola
Girl in Progress was a promising movie. But did not meet its expectations of critical acclaim. I do praise Eva Mendes for her portrayal of Grace, and I see nothing but good things from her in the...

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By TheAimLiz
Saw it yesterday alone, not knowing what to expect. It was OK. I was into it, but definitely something I could have just as easily watched on demand or redbox..if you know what I mean. Eva Mendes's...

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Rated PG-13 | For mature thematic elements, sexual content including crude references, and drinking - all involving teens
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Coming-of-age story cautions against forcing adulthood.
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