• Unrated, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Justin Lerner
    In Theaters:
    Jul 15, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Aug 7, 2012
  • Strand Releasing

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Girlfriend Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 29, 2011
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

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 Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3/4

September 28, 2011
Drew McWeeny
HitFix

It is an affecting and special film, and Justin Lerner emerges from it as a name to remember.

Full Review Source: HitFix | Original Score: B

July 17, 2011
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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A modest, uneven example of regional American independent film. But it has tremendous heart and integrity...

Full Review Source: Salon.com

July 17, 2011
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Emotionally manipulative and problematic...

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

July 15, 2011
Mike Hale
New York Times
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Doesn't miss many clichés of small-town, working-class, going-nowhere life.

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

July 14, 2011
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

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 Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 6.95/10

July 13, 2011
Benjamin Mercer
Village Voice
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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 Source: Village Voice

July 12, 2011
Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine

Girlfriend is surprisingly backward not only in the story that entangles its main character, but also in its characterization of women.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 11, 2011
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