• Girl in Progress (2012)

Girl in Progress

Release Date: May 11th, 2012

DVD Release Date: September 11th, 2012

PG-13 |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

Grace (Eva Mendes) is a single mom who is often too busy juggling her job, bills and two love interests (Matthew Modine, Eugenio Derbez) to pay much attention to her daughter, Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez). Inspired by the coming-of-age stories her English teacher (Patricia Arquette) introduces in class, Ansiedad decides to skip adolescence and jump-start her life without her mother. But, when the misguided plan unravels, Ansiedad and Grace must both learn that growing up means acting your age.

Cast: Eva Mendes, Cierra Ramirez, Matthew Modine, Patricia Arquette, Eugenio Derbez, Raini Rodriguez, Landon Liboiron, Russell Peters

Director: Patricia Riggen

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Dilettante, Latitude Entertainment, Oriole Leaf Films, Panamax Films

Keywords: Best friend, Charming, Daughter, Amusing, 2010s, Love interest, Transformation, Growing up, Touching

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    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. show more

  • 63
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    The two lead actresses rise to the occasion when they're finally forced to confront each other at the climax. show more

  • 50
    Claudia PuigUSA Today

    Seems like a work in progress. show more

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