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“GIRL IN PROGRESS”

Starring

EVA MENDES

MATTHEW MODINE

Introducing CIERRA RAMIREZ

Directed by

PATRICIA RIGGEN

Grace (Eva Mendes) is a single mom. She is too busy juggling work, bills, and the very married Dr. Harford (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.

Distributor: Lionsgate / Pantelion Films
Cast: Eva Mendes, Matthew Modine, Cierra Ramirez

Director: Patricia Riggen

Running time: 90 Minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sexual content including crude references, and drinking – all involving teens.

Release Date: May 11, 2012

Please check out the trailer at the link below:

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810200118/video/27825564

The heart-warming family film, Girl in Progress, starring the critically acclaimed actress Eva Mendes and introducing new rising star, Cierra Ramirez.   With peer pressure and bullying of teenagers intensifying over the past years, kids are dealing with major life issues at an incredibly premature age and it is hard to prepare them with what is coming!  No matter what type of home one grows up in, kids want to be accepted & in turn, are rushing faster than ever to be adults… while parents are wanting the process to slow down.  Inevitably, conflicts can quickly arise….

In the touching film “Girl in Progress,” those situations and conversations are unveiled in a beautiful yet raw and honest way. The movie tells the story of a young girl who is wanting to rush into adulthood by acting out in rebellion as a desperate cry out for attention.  These are issues seen too often with families in our own small towns, major cities, schools, youth groups, clubs, sports teams and more.  Mothers from all walks of life are role models for their daughters, in shaping them from a girl into a woman and lessons learned in this film relate to all people, cross all boundaries and provide insight for the same issues that most kids & moms deal with every day, no matter what their place in life.

We hope that this film will help people learn ways to relate in difficult family situations & will bring hope and a lesson-filled approach that can build relationships & trust.  “Girl in Progress” will tug at your heart and leave you feeling inspired.

“Girl In Progress” tells the story of Grace (Eva Mendes), a single mom who 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 (Disney star 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.

“Girl In Progress” will hit theaters nationwide May 11, 2012 and is an inspiring film that reminds us to enjoy life in the moment, cherish our families, love your neighbors, respect ourselves and not take for granted what is right in front of you.

The film is already attracting the attention and support of churches and organizations across the country including Life Teen and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC).

“The message is bound to impact thousands of lives and bring a life altering revelation, which will transform the homes of Hispanic families across the nation,” says the NHCLC.

For more information about Girl in Progress and access the official movie trailer, please visit http://www.facebook.com/GIRLINPROGRESSmovie?sk=app_251689628233699.

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