Girl In Progress
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Grace (Mendes) is a single mom. She is too busy juggling work, bills, and the very married Dr. Hartford (Matthew Modine), to give her daughter, Ansiedad (Ramirez) the attention she desperately needs. When Ansiedad's English teacher, Ms. Armstrong (Patricia Arquette), introduces her students to classic coming-of-age stories, Ansiedad is inspired to skip adolescence and jump-start her life without mom. While Grace becomes preoccupied with the increasing affections of her co-worker (Eugenio Derbez), Ansiedad enlists the help of her loyal friend, Tavita (Raini Rodriguez), to plot her shortcut… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It wants audiences to know it's in on the joke though it's not always apparent that there even is a joke in the first place."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"Girl in Progress seems like a work in progress."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Girl In Progress does have potential but unfortunately it gives into the stereotypes of many female Spanish characters."
‑ Karen Benardello, We Got This Covered
"As rites of passage go, Girl in Progress is a step backward for the genre."
‑ Brett Michel, Boston Phoenix
"Any attempt to provide insight into various real-life issues, such as teenage rebellion or the perils of single motherhood, is compromised by the film's predicable reliance on feel-good sentimentality."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"Progress acknowledges clichés but has little interest in actually subverting them, instead growing more predictable and sentimental as it goes along."
‑ William Goss,
"The direction ... doesn't do justice to the fairly novel concept of a young woman consciously constructing her own coming-of-age scenario."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"a pleasant surprise"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Contrived and cliche-filled, culminating in a predictable conclusion."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"Coming-of-age story cautions against forcing adulthood."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"It never gives us a character we truly care about, or a consistent reason for watching."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"A comedy-drama that veers between silly and serious but can't reconcile the opposing tones."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"... as amateurish as a second-rate, high-school drama club."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Less a misfire than a missed opportunity, Girl In Progress squanders its time in high school, neglecting the mother-daughter story that forms its more interesting core."
‑ Mark Olsen, Boxoffice Magazine
"Coming-of-age tale has a lot of appealing elements which help counteract its weaknesses."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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