Latitude Entertainment, Pantelion Films, Anxiety Productions,
Eva Mendes, Matthew Modine, Cierra Ramirez, Patricia Arquette, Eugenio Derbez, Landon Liboiron, Russell Peters, Brenna O’Brien, Tiera Skovbye, Kendall Cross, Jocelyne Loewen, Margot Berner
Grace (Eva Mendes) is the troubled mother of a teen age girl Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez) who has issues herself. She is anxious to grow up while she can’t seem to connect to her mother who is always absent. Grace also has issues of her own. Ansiedad is studying in her schools English class about “coming of age” stories, and concocts, along with her best friend, a hair brained plan to grow up and leave home and become a real grown up. Troubles mount as things get more and more screwed up while both Grace and Ansiedad try to find their way.
This is a pretty decent story of troubles in the mother/daughter relationship between these two. Cierra Ramirez is really good as the daughter, and her troubles seem very real and believable. Sometimes adolescents come up with some really stupid ideas on how to grow up too fast. This is one of those times. Ansiedad is simply looking for something else, some attention and assistance from her Mom perhaps, and acting out in a bad way. The performances are really pretty good in this film, and the story is a typical coming of age film about coming of age stories, and is pretty decent as well. All in all it’s a nicely done film for older teens (the PG-13 is there for a good reason) and will capture and keep your attention. It’s not more than what it sets out to be, but all in all it’s a pretty solid film, nicely done all around.
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