• Girlfight (2000)


Release Date: September 29th, 2000

DVD Release Date: March 27th, 2001

R |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

Newcomer Michelle Rodriguez in an astounding performance alongside Jaime Tirelli, Paul Calderon and Santiago Douglas. Nothing comes easy for Diana Guzman, a troubled girl on the brink of womanhood. Her teachers don't understand her, her father underestimates her and her friends are few. Diana struggles to find respect and dignity every day. Diana is a quick tempered young woman who finds discipline, self-respect and love in the most unlikely place -- a boxing ring.

Cast: Michelle Rodriguez, Jaime Tirelli, Paul Calderone, Santiago Douglas, Ray Santiago, Elisa Bocanegra, Shannon Walker Williams, Iris Little-Thomas

Director: Karyn Kusama

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Green/Renzi, Independent Film Channel

Distributors: Screen Gems, Columbia TriStar Home Video

Keywords: 2000s, Father, Inspiring, Rise, Transformation, Gritty

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It's always about more than boxing. show more

  • 88
    Jonathan ForemanNew York Post

    Refreshing and surprising, the way independent movies are supposed to be.

  • 48
    Michael AtkinsonMr. Showbiz

    A modest project with an agreeably modest point of view, but it cries out for a sharp, believable naturalism Kusama simply doesn't supply.

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