A Girl like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story

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Mercedes Ruehl plays a mother struggling to accept her transgender child in this fact-based story, which offers a moving and sensitive account of a teen, born a boy named Eddie Araujo, who feels he's a female trapped in the wrong body. J.D. Pardo. Mami: Lupe Ontiveros. Papi: Henry Darrow. Joey: Corey Stoll. Directed by Agnieszka Holland.


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  • Mar 25, 2009
    good film. aside from the worrying fact that gwen looks alot like davey havok, it's an eye-opener. i can't understand why anybody would feel the need to kill someone because of their sexual preference... i guess there's alot of prejudice. pretty much anyone slightly religious/pious or over the age of 30 can't seem to accept homosexuality. my only complaint is that it ended rather abruptly. you didn't see any of what gwen went through at the hands of those creeps and then all of a sudden she's boxed up and six feet under. maybe i'm just a nihilist and wanna see the pain and suffering. maybe sam peckinpah should've been ressurected from the grave to direct this one
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Sep 27, 2008
    This movie made me cry. I felt like I actually knew her. How people could do something so hurtful...I will never understand. She was so beautiful...it's just not fair.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 11, 2008
    Great movie! I've seen this on the Lifetime Channel the first time, and it was a deeply touching story about a transgendered teen. "Acceptance", such a simple word but action is so difficult. If only it weren't so. Mercedes Ruehl is magnificent.
    Leo L Super Reviewer

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