A Girl Like Her (2015)

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For the past year, 16 year-old Jessica Burns has been victimized and bullied by her former friend, Avery Keller, one of South Brookdale High's most popular students. With the help of Jessica's best friend, Brian Slater, and a hidden digital camera, evidence of Avery's relentless harassment threatens to come to light bringing both girls and their communities face to face with the truth. (C) Parkside Releasing

Rating: PG-13 (for disturbing thematic material involving teens, and for language)
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Amy S. Weber
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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (14)

Seems less and less convincing the more blatantly it strives for authenticity.

Full Review… | March 30, 2015
Variety
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A Girl Like Her unfolds with a clear-eyed approach to the subject - a drama that fleshes out the principals and shows, without excusing the bully, that pain is not the exclusive domain of the victim.

Full Review… | March 27, 2015
ReelViews
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Hunter King is believably despicable as the prototypical Mean Girl, but we DO feel empathy for Avery as she begins to realize the depths of the destruction she caused.

Full Review… | March 27, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times
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Performed with unflinching honesty, it's a story that'll be familiar to countless teens, and the film could well have a long life as required, vivid viewing for high-schoolers, who'll have plenty to discuss after its poignant ending.

Full Review… | March 27, 2015
Seattle Times
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The narrative momentum quickly stalls out, as the story adds little to dynamics of high school bullying. The characters are two-dimensional at best, with dubious and paper-thin motivations.

Full Review… | March 26, 2015
Los Angeles Times
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The two young female leads, exceptionally well cast, deliver strong performances, and the drama benefits from Weber's interest in understanding rather than demonizing the bully.

Full Review… | March 26, 2015
Hollywood Reporter
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