Girl in Progress Lessons in motherhood. Taught by a Kid.

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2012 | PG-13 | Comedy Drama

Grace (Eva Mendes) is a single mom. She is too busy juggling work, bills, and the very married Dr. Hartford (Matthew Modine), to give her daughter, Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez) the attention she desperat... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, May 11, 2012 in 322 theaters

On DVD

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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Patricia Arquette
Ms. Armstrong
Matthew Modine
Dr. Harford
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Patricia Riggen

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PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sexual content including crude references, and drinking - all involving teens

Storyline

Grace (Eva Mendes) is a single mom. She is too busy juggling work, bills, and the very married Dr. Hartford (Matthew Modine), to give her daughter, Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez) the attention she desperately needs. When Ansiedad's English teacher, Ms. Armstrong (Patricia Arquette), introduces her students to classic coming-of-age stories, Ansiedad is inspired to skip adolescence and jump-start her life without mom. While Grace becomes preoccupied with the increasing affections of her co-worker (Eugenio Derbez), Ansiedad enlists the help of her loyal friend, Tavita (Raini Rodriguez), to plot her shortcut to "adulthood". But as her misguided plan unravels, Ansiedad and Grace must learn that sometimes growing-up means acting your age.
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