Still, I want to keep up appearances, and that's why I decided to catch Girl in Progress before its theater was given to something that will actually make money. Everything about GiP screamed indie award fodder, from the mostly-Latin cast and the indie director to the casting of unknown actress Cierra Ramirez and the obvious positioning of Eva Mendes in a role pandering to award voters.None of those should be considered BAD things, and while I'm sure I wasn't nearly the demographic the film was gearing towards (my broken chromosomes are a little too Caucasian for that), I couldn't help but wonder whether this particular title would stand above the rest of the independent films out there (I'm looking at you, LOL and Little Bit of Heaven), or if the whole thing would come crashing down in the opening monologue.
|Not always apparent which one's supposed to be the mom.|
|"Okay, pretty-off! And... go!"|
|Man, it's a good thing Modine has money...|
|You know what happens to best friends in movies like this, right?|