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Girl In Progress Reviews

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
May 11, 2012
Progress acknowledges clichés but has little interest in actually subverting them, instead growing more predictable and sentimental as it goes along.
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
May 11, 2012
Girl in Progress seems like a work in progress.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
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
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?
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 10, 2012
A well-done, conscientious and funny little film that recalls "Clueless," only with more heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 10, 2012
The mystery of Eva Mendes' slow-simmering career continues.
May 10, 2012
The lack of connective tissue and more explicitly drawn parallels between the storylines drags the pic down to the level of a basic TV series.
May 10, 2012
Attention, women! You should never sleep with a man whose only attribute is that you want to sleep with him. I should write a book of my own.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 9, 2012
This inauthentic teen tale, with its cosmetically softened edges, serves neither the young people nor the Mendes fans for whom it might be intended.
Full Review | Original Score: D
May 9, 2012
This is being marketed as an ideal film for moms and daughters to see together on Mother's Day weekend. A long, awkward brunch sounds more fun -- and more truthful.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 9, 2012
A corny, overwritten movie made by a director with nothing to say.
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
May 8, 2012
Unconvincing, flawed matriarch Mendes and junior showboat Ramirez appear to be acting in entirely different movies.
May 8, 2012
Riggen's lethargic direction, which favors a monotonous procession of static, centrally framed compositions, doesn't help matters in the slightest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 7, 2012
The movie goes soft. But it has the unpretentious energy and charm of a good YA girls' novel.