Girlfriend (2011)

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Evan is a young man with Down Syndrome who lives with his mother in a poor, working-class town hit hard by the recent economic recession. When he unexpectedly comes into a large amount of money, Evan uses it to romantically pursue Candy, a girl from town whom he has loved since high school. Candy, now a barely-employed single mom, is facing financial debt, possible eviction, and the inability to rid herself of Russ, her abusive and volatile ex-boyfriend. In no position to turn down Evan's offers … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Justin Lerner
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On DVD: Aug 7, 2012
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as Willie Jones

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as Darren Jones

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Critic Reviews for Girlfriend

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

What begins as an absorbing exercise in glum atmosphere turns mild, meek, and desperate as the stakes rise.

Full Review… | September 29, 2011
Boston Globe
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A modest, uneven example of regional American independent film. But it has tremendous heart and integrity...

Full Review… | July 17, 2011
Salon.com
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Emotionally manipulative and problematic...

Full Review… | July 15, 2011
New York Post
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Doesn't miss many clichés of small-town, working-class, going-nowhere life.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
New York Times
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Implausibilities mount, and by the last act Lerner appears to have lost any compunction he might have had about using his protagonist to tug the audience's heartstrings.

Full Review… | July 12, 2011
Village Voice
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Shooting in his hometown of Wayland, Massachusetts, Lerner has a keen sense of class and setting. And despite some narrative miscues, Sneider's performance keeps him honest.

Full Review… | September 28, 2011
Boston Phoenix

Audience Reviews for Girlfriend

½

Great Movie, the fact that Evan Sneider actually has down syndrome in real life makes this movie even more inspiring, I think its great that he could take part in this movie, All of them were brilliant actors..
Shannon Woodward is also one of the most beautiful actresses I've seen, she suits the name Candy in the movie because she is "Eye Candy".
The Problems with this movie.. The only likeable/decent character's in this movie were Evan, Evans Mom and Candy's son. The rest of them treated Evan like he was an outcast for the Entire Movie. Even though Candy seemed nice, she obviously came across as someone who felt like she was worth more than him and it honestly made the movie seem on edge the whole time...
The Ending Was OK, But turning the camera towards the lake was kind of an insult... (If you watch the movie, you might understand what I mean) The Movie is Worth Watching Though, Better than I thought it was going to be.

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