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Girlfriend (2011)

Girlfriend

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

July 21, 2011 (Limited)

Duration

94 min.

Studio

Strand Releasing

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Justin Lerner

Producer

Jerad Anderson, Kristina Lauren Anderson, Justin Lerner, Shaun O'Banion

Screenwriter

Justin Lerner

Starring

  • Evan Sneider
  • Jackson Rathbone as Russ
  • Shannon Woodward
  • Amanda Plummer
  • Jerad Anderson
  • Harrison Lees

Story


Evan is a young man with Down Syndrome who lives with his mother in a poor, working-class town hit hard by the recent economic recession. When he unexpectedly comes into a large amount of money, Evan uses it to romantically pursue Candy, a girl from town who he has loved since high school.

Candy, now a barely-employed single mom, is facing financial debt, possible eviction, and the inability to rid herself of Russ, her abusive, volatile, ex-boyfriend. In no position to turn down Evan's offers of financial support, Candy hesitantly accepts his gifts, which causes the pair to enter a complicated emotional entanglement.

When Russ catches on to Candy and Evan's odd relationship, all three of them become intertwined in a complex triangle of secrets, jealousy, and revenge. Despite his many hardships and the seeming impossibility of Candy being able to return his love, Evan struggles to remain a resilient, pure embodiment of human compassion.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..by the last act Lerner appears to have lost any compunction he might have had about using his protagonist to tug the audience's heartstrings..”
by Benjamin Mercer [Village Voice]
“..this prompts a melodramatic and, while not necessarily predictable, not very surprising chain of events..”
by Mike Hale [NY Times]
“..doesn't present us with anything life-affirming, challenging, or expectation-beating about a lead character with Down's..”
by Kalvin Henely [Slant Magazine]