Friday, May 24, 2013

Girl in Progress

STORYLINE: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.

This is a sweet little movie with a lot of heart. And its great to see the gentle side of Eva Mendes also we get to see new comer Cierra Ramirez... a smart girl who might be too smart for her own good.

The essence of this movie is the relationship of the mother and daughter, and the wonder if history will repeat itself.

Ansiedad (Ramirez) has decided she wants to grow up, but the sad thing is, she already has. She's more of the adult than her single Mom who has never settled down long enough to get an education. Instead, her Mom is having an affair with the doctor (Matthew Modine) who's house she cleans.

Her mom is also juggling a waitress job at the Crab Shack. I must say its Eugenio Derbez as Mission Impossible (He works at the Crab Shack too) who steals the show.

Also Landon Liboiron makes an appearance as bad boy Trevor (btw he has a broken foot and he's not that bad..=)). All I can say, I wished she would have gotten another scene with him at the end of the movie...but..its just as well the story ended where it did.

Ansiedad's best friend is Raini Rodriquez's Tavita and they go through the rigors of their friendship when Ansiedad decides she to hang with the wrong crowd. I liked the way the movie showed how her friend was going through her own journey too, and how they still needed each other.

Honestly, it is a film that is clearly a good mother and daughter film. I think a lot of us can relate. Also Patricia Arquette plays the English teacher.

 Seriously, though this movie will make you want your daughter to confide in you, or you just might want to call your Mom on the phone and have a good talk.

Is growth limited to you? or are we constantly evolving? Can someone argue that life is a succession of rights of passage? A long string of big and small moments where we essentially come of age. Aren’t we constantly changing throughout our lives? And isn’t that a good thing, after all?
Girl In Progress



Cafe Fashionista said...

This definitely looks like an interesting film - I have a thing for mother/daughter movies thanks to my obsession with 'Gilmore Girls'. :P

Linda said...

Such a sweet movie!

Sara Gerard said...

This looks like a great movie! I will have to take a look!

MOSAMUSE said...

this looks like a good movie!