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Girl in Progress

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Comedy

Release Date :

May 11, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Patricia Riggen

Starring :

Eva Mendes, Matthew Modine, Landon Liboiron, Cierra Ramirez, Eugenio Derbez, Patricia Arquette, Raini Rodriguez, Russell Peters, Brenna O'Brien

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

2.5 of 5

“..without fuss or condescension, though, she gets across the sense of working people plugging away..”
by Sheri Linden [Los Angeles Times]
3 of 5

“..what makes this movie worthwhile is the clarity and sincerity of that hope, which it recognizes as trite but also necessary..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
“..the monotony is stupefying..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
“..the lack of connective tissue and more explicitly drawn parallels between the storylines..”
by Boyd van Hoeij [Variety]
“..the film would be better if it were gentler..”
by David Edelstein [New York Magazine]
“..requires the leads to share few scenes together-and when they do, unconvincing..”
by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice]
Review rate : C-

“..it's nice to see a Latino-flavored story set outside the usual southwestern locales-in this case in Seattle..”
by Frank Swietek [One Guy's Opinion]
1.5 of 4

“..it's another one of those movie restaurants where the regulars know everybody; it supplies the stage on which their lives are led..”
by Roger Ebert [Chicago Sun-Times]
3 of 5

“..it''s easy to underemphasize exactly how tricky a movie like this can be, especially given its (merely surface) similarity to so much else in pop culture..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
“..all softly lit inviting interiors and prettily framed exteriors..”
by Mary F. Pols [TIME Magazine]
“..a narrative whose engine runs on a perpetually pouting young teen's social calendar checklist, pretty much drags its way to the finish line, to say the least..”
by Prairie Miller [News Blaze]
3 of 5

“..a little less polish and sparkle on Ansiedad's dialogue would, ironically, make the film shine even more..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]

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LEGEND :

“..while he arguably fails to rein in his leading man (or half of him), screenwriter-turned-director Helgeland has a light touch, leavening the ultra-violence - and there are gory scenes - with a flair for absurdity..”
by Helen O'Hara [Daily Telegraph]

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EVEREST :

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by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]

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