Girlfriend Reviews

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
September 29, 2011
What begins as an absorbing exercise in glum atmosphere turns mild, meek, and desperate as the stakes rise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
September 28, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
July 17, 2011
It is an affecting and special film, and Justin Lerner emerges from it as a name to remember.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
July 17, 2011
A modest, uneven example of regional American independent film. But it has tremendous heart and integrity...
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 15, 2011
Emotionally manipulative and problematic...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mike Hale
New York Times
July 14, 2011
Doesn't miss many clichés of small-town, working-class, going-nowhere life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
July 13, 2011
Despite its somewhat contrived turn of events, Girlfriend manages to be genuinely endearing with beautiful cinematography and a heartfelt, raw performance by newcomer Evan Sneider
Full Review | Original Score: 6.95/10
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Benjamin Mercer
Village Voice
July 12, 2011
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.
Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine
July 11, 2011
Girlfriend is surprisingly backward not only in the story that entangles its main character, but also in its characterization of women.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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