Thursday, July 5, 2012

Movie Review - Girl In Progress

Movie Review - Girl In Progress

By Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist

Eva Mendes & Cierra Ramirez (Lionsgate Films Photo)
Girl In Progress: Lionsgate Pictures, Pantelion Films and Televisa Films, A Latitude Entertainment, Panamax Films, Oriole Leaf Films, Dilettante Production and Triangle Financial Services. Starring Eva Mendes, Cierra Ramirez, Patricia Arquette, Raini Rodriguez, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Modine, Russell Peters, Llandon Libroiron and Espinoza Paz. Directed by Patricia Riggen. Written by Hiram Martinez. Produced by Benjamin Odell. 

     Here we have a coming of age story between a mother Grace (Mendes) who is basically all jacked up as a single parent and her daughter Ansiedad (Ramirez) who feels neglected by her mom and will stop at nothing to get her attention. She becomes involved in a class project involving life experiences and tries all kinds of things while stepping on anybody in her way. The emotion is high and the life lessons are plentiful. Director Patricia Riggen is slowly but surely establishing herself as not only one of the premiere Latina film directors but one of the best directors – period in Hollywood! This is a good film for teens to see.

***GOOD (Ride In The Middle!) 

Cierra Ramirez & Raini Rodriguez (Lionsgate Films Photo)

Eugenio Derbez (Lionsgate Films Photo)

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