Girl In Progress
Girl In Progress (2012)

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.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 11, 2012
DVD Release Date: September 11, 2012
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite a well-intentioned and novel premise, Girl in Progress is plagued by jarring tonal shifts and does little to break its characters out of cliché.

Nathan Rabin
AV Club

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.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Girl in Progress seems like a work in progress.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

At its core, Girl in Progress is an endearing mother-daughter portrait reminiscent of Cristina and Flor in Spanglish that is a little bit Gilmore Girls, mixed with a dash of Mermaids.

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William Goss

Progress acknowledges clichés but has little interest in actually subverting them, instead growing more predictable and sentimental as it goes along.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The direction ... doesn't do justice to the fairly novel concept of a young woman consciously constructing her own coming-of-age scenario.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Teen comedy-drama Girl in Progress is too self-consciously quirky for its own good, but Cierra Ramirez brims with sparky charm.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

It never gives us a character we truly care about, or a consistent reason for watching.

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Rafer Guzman

A comedy-drama that veers between silly and serious but can't reconcile the opposing tones.

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Karen Benardello
We Got This Covered

Girl In Progress does have potential but unfortunately it gives into the stereotypes of many female Spanish characters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
All in all I liked it. Cute, yet sometimes serious. Very chick flickish, though. I have a teenage daughter, so I am sure that helped my attraction to this… More
Dannielle Albert
The idea of a self-aware young woman consciously staging her own coming-of-age story is a clever and novel concept and I enjoyed watching it play out. Ansiedad… More
<b>Girl In Progress</b> is a film based on a strained mother and daughter relationship. Grace is quite a mess at motherhood. She got pregnant young… More
Jason Cenzano
Girl In Progress takes a good cast and places them in an unoriginal story with an unoriginal script. It makes sure to cover all the standard cliches for a movie… More
Manu Gino
A Tale of Acting Up, Acting Out, and Acting Your Age. Good movie! The movie starts off slow and a bit quirky. At times it even feels like it is trying to hard… More