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Confessions of an American Girl (2004)

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Release Date: Dec 31, 2004 Wide

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Determined to find a suitaable environment in which to raise her unborn child, pregnant teen Rena Grubb (Jena Malone) vows to escape the squalid trailer park that she calls home with a little help from the father she barely knows. If her living situation wasn't bad enough, Rena's frustration is compounded when she is rejected by her selfish boyfriend (Erik Von Detten) and forced to fend for herelf as she prepares to give birth to her child. As Rena sees it, the only chance her child has for

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Jan 11, 2005

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...the characters are obnoxious, the directorial style is bland, and the pacing is off (way off).

January 10, 2005 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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insights into any of the topics Brady wants to explore are decidedly absent

January 1, 2005 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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CAST: Jena Malone, Brad Renfro, Alicia Witt, Michelle Forbes, Chris Mulkey, Clifton Collins Jr., Erik von Detten

DIRECTED BY: Jordan Brady

SUMMARY: All Rena Grubb (Jena Malone) wants is the ideal family, but the deck is stacked against her, considering that her father (Chris Mulkey) has just been sent to prison. Still, she's determined to give it a shot, persuading her mom (Michelle Forbes) to haul the entire clan to jail so everyone can be together for the annual picnic -- which Rena hopes will lead to healthier and happier family dynamics. But first she must tell everyone she's pregnant.

MY THOUGHTS: "Rena is young, hopeful, and yet quite suicidal. She's also very naive when it comes to the memories of her father. Jena Malone was great as always. I love the characters she chooses to play.. They're never normal or clean cut. I like the weirdness in her character choices. Gives them more depth. Brad Renfro was one of the reasons for choosing to watch this film besides Jena, and I thought he was great in this film just like all the others he has done. Sad he's no longer around to do more great films. Alicia Witt was comical and quirky. I liked her in this film. It was a bit of a crazy movie and sad underneath the surface. The characters are kinda hard to like in this film, but the acting is good."
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Crazy! But, I liked it very much. Once again, wonderful job by the talented Miss Jena Malone. Love her!
April 19, 2008
LitelBluHli

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A very simple movie about a girl and her family visiting her father in prison for the yearly picnic.
October 25, 2008
SunilJawahir

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An interesting movie! Great cast!
June 1, 2008
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