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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.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 6, 2012
a pleasant surprise
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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
Grae Drake
May 10, 2012
Even in all its movie-cuteness, Girl in Progress keeps its feet on the ground just enough to keep you watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
May 10, 2012
Does it pull out all the melodramatic stops toward the end? Does it resolve its many climactic crises too neatly and too sweetly? Yes on both counts. But, then again, what did you expect?
| Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 10, 2012
A well-done, conscientious and funny little film that recalls "Clueless," only with more heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Pais
May 10, 2012
Well-intentioned discussion points for Mother's Day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Rocchi
MSN Movies
May 8, 2012
... when Girl in Progress works, it's a thoughtful trip -- no matter how broad some of its missteps are...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Hazelton
Screen International
May 7, 2012
Mendes is appealing as the childlike Grace and Ramirez shows real promise as the serious-minded Ansiedad.
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 7, 2012
The movie goes soft. But it has the unpretentious energy and charm of a good YA girls' novel.
Cole Smithey
May 6, 2012
A deconstructionist take on the teenaged coming-of-age story, director Patricia Riggen's fair adaptation of Hiram Martinez's screenplay makes bold commentary on immigrant culture and values in America.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
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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