THE PLOT THUS FAR
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.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Eva Mendes’ movie daughter decides to create her own way into what she considers to be adulthood. Little does she know is that life doesn’t.. No life can’t really work out that way. There is a little unexpected twist at the end, but I absolutely love that. Although not everything in the mother and daughters lives aren’t as picture perfect as any movie ending can be, it ends so beautifully and with just the right amount of ‘feel good’ resolution that you want from a happy ending.
“Girl in Progress” is a solid attempt at telling a familiar story, but with a hot ass mother. The daughter’s going to grow up cute herself, but let’s get back on topic. Eva Mendes can handle drama pretty well, as she tries to balance relationships and putting her life together. When she starts interacting with Matthew Modine, I could tell that they were trying to comment on class warfare. But, the lazy class standings observed by her daughter seems to clash with that push.
The DVD comes with a production featurette. The A/V Quality is pretty strong with a clean standard definition transfer. The Dolby 5.1 track sports a strong surround mix that’s almost loss on dramedy. Still, it’s a great production. In the end, I’d recommend a rental.
RELEASE DATE: 09/11/2012