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Girlfriend (2011)



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Evan is a young man with Down Syndrome who lives with his mother in a poor, working-class town hit hard by the recent economic recession. When he unexpectedly comes into a large amount of money, Evan uses it to romantically pursue Candy, a girl from town whom he has loved since high school. Candy, now a barely-employed single mom, is facing financial debt, possible eviction, and the inability to rid herself of Russ, her abusive and volatile ex-boyfriend. In no position to turn down Evan's offers of financial support, Candy hesitantly accepts his gifts, which causes the pair to enter a complicated emotional entanglement. -- (C) Official Site

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Rachel Melvin
as Voice of Actress on Television
Blake Berris
as Actor on Television
Harrison Lees
as Harrison
Joseph Turnbull
as Willie Jones
Madelyn Welti
as Girl in Deli
Bette Houston
as Woman in Deli
Darren MacDonald
as Darren Jones
Kate Welti
as Girl in Deli
Nora Welti
as Mother in Deli
Bethany Orr
as TV Voice
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Critic Reviews for Girlfriend

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

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

September 29, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A modest, uneven example of regional American independent film. But it has tremendous heart and integrity...

July 17, 2011

Emotionally manipulative and problematic...

July 15, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Doesn't miss many clichés of small-town, working-class, going-nowhere life.

July 14, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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.

July 12, 2011 | Full Review…

Understated, well-acted and likely never to be heard from again, Girlfriend is the kind of movie you come to film festivals to see.

November 16, 2018 | Full Review…

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