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Girl In Progress Reviews

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Jason Best
Movie Talk
March 29, 2015
Teen comedy-drama Girl in Progress is too self-consciously quirky for its own good, but Cierra Ramirez brims with sparky charm.
Karen Benardello
We Got This Covered
January 15, 2013
Girl In Progress does have potential but unfortunately it gives into the stereotypes of many female Spanish characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 6, 2012
a pleasant surprise
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 18, 2012
... as amateurish as a second-rate, high-school drama club.
| Original Score: 1/5
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
May 17, 2012
As rites of passage go, Girl in Progress is a step backward for the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
May 14, 2012
Contrived and cliche-filled, culminating in a predictable conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Mark Olsen
Boxoffice Magazine
May 12, 2012
Less a misfire than a missed opportunity, Girl In Progress squanders its time in high school, neglecting the mother-daughter story that forms its more interesting core.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Todd Jorgenson
May 11, 2012
Any attempt to provide insight into various real-life issues, such as teenage rebellion or the perils of single motherhood, is compromised by the film's predicable reliance on feel-good sentimentality.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
May 11, 2012
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 | Original Score: D
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William Goss
May 11, 2012
Progress acknowledges clichés but has little interest in actually subverting them, instead growing more predictable and sentimental as it goes along.
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
May 11, 2012
Coming-of-age story cautions against forcing adulthood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
May 11, 2012
Coming-of-age tale has a lot of appealing elements which help counteract its weaknesses.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 11, 2012
It never gives us a character we truly care about, or a consistent reason for watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
May 11, 2012
While Girl In Progress isn't a bad film, it just isn't good enough to really say anything all that meaningful about the task of becoming an adult in a challenging world.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Dave White
May 11, 2012
What is this movie? Is it meant to be heartwarming? Funny? Satirical? Moving?
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
May 11, 2012
Girl in Progress is an old story about a young girl told in a smart way, and that's something you don't see every day, no matter how many times you think you've seen it before.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
May 11, 2012
Girl in Progress seems like a work in progress.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
May 11, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rafer Guzman
May 11, 2012
A comedy-drama that veers between silly and serious but can't reconcile the opposing tones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
May 10, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
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