• Released
  • October 1, 2004
  • R
  • Showbiz Drama
    Drama
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
An imperfect movie with so many moments of truth that you forgive its stumbles. You also note that it's probably of historical value, because it centers on the first performance of an actress who is going to be a big star.
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70

Chicago Reader

By Hank Sartin
This is both melodramatic and overly tidy in its plotting, but its odd personal relationships are utterly believable.
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70

Variety

By Scott Foundas
May not be a complete success, but it is in some ways that rarest of commodities in American movies: It is a movie about sex and sexuality, in its many perversions and permutations, done without falling back on an exploitatively comic or violent scenario.
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60

The A.V. Club

By Tasha Robinson
Marquis herself rarely comes off as less than fascinating, in spite of her cheaply titillating material.
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50

L.A. Weekly

Though spiked with nice performances (Marquis herself is a natural, no matter how lame her lines), This Girl's Life succeeds more as a nudie curio.
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63 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.