• PG-13, 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Patricia Riggen
    In Theaters:
    May 11, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Sep 11, 2012
  • Lionsgate/Pantelion Films

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Girl In Progress Reviews

Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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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.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D

May 11, 2012
William Goss
Film.com
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Progress acknowledges clichés but has little interest in actually subverting them, instead growing more predictable and sentimental as it goes along.

Full Review Source: Film.com

May 11, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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It never gives us a character we truly care about, or a consistent reason for watching.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1/4

May 11, 2012
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Girl in Progress seems like a work in progress.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

May 11, 2012
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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The direction ... doesn't do justice to the fairly novel concept of a young woman consciously constructing her own coming-of-age scenario.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 11, 2012
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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A comedy-drama that veers between silly and serious but can't reconcile the opposing tones.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

May 11, 2012
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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Smart girls do stupid things, there's no doubt about it. But Ansiedad's bad behavior is supposed to be both faux and earnest, a premise that doesn't jell.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 10, 2012
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Does it pull out all the melodramatic stops toward the end? Does it resolve its many climactic crises too neatly and too sweetly? Yes on both counts. But, then again, what did you expect?

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 10, 2012
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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A well-done, conscientious and funny little film that recalls "Clueless," only with more heart.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

May 10, 2012
Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
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The mystery of Eva Mendes' slow-simmering career continues.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 10, 2012
Boyd van Hoeij
Variety
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The lack of connective tissue and more explicitly drawn parallels between the storylines drags the pic down to the level of a basic TV series.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 10, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Attention, women! You should never sleep with a man whose only attribute is that you want to sleep with him. I should write a book of my own.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 10, 2012
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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This inauthentic teen tale, with its cosmetically softened edges, serves neither the young people nor the Mendes fans for whom it might be intended.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D

May 9, 2012
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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This is being marketed as an ideal film for moms and daughters to see together on Mother's Day weekend. A long, awkward brunch sounds more fun -- and more truthful.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 9, 2012
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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A corny, overwritten movie made by a director with nothing to say.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

May 9, 2012
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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... when Girl in Progress works, it's a thoughtful trip -- no matter how broad some of its missteps are...

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 3/5

May 8, 2012
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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Unconvincing, flawed matriarch Mendes and junior showboat Ramirez appear to be acting in entirely different movies.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 8, 2012
R. Emmet Sweeney
Time Out New York
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Riggen's lethargic direction, which favors a monotonous procession of static, centrally framed compositions, doesn't help matters in the slightest.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

May 8, 2012
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The movie goes soft. But it has the unpretentious energy and charm of a good YA girls' novel.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

May 7, 2012
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