In December, America was lucky enough to receive the gift of Young Adult: Diablo Cody’s intriguingly dark story of a narcissistic thirty-something who never developed emotionally beyond her self-absorbed, destructive seventeen-year-old state of being. Star Charlize Theron wreaks her havoc in the movie on her ex-boyfriend, her new friend, and her poor dog Dolce. Now, imagine if she had a kid: stakes immediately skyrocket. That seems to be what we’re getting in Girl in Progress.
Eva Mendes plays a suspended-adolescence type who is “raising” a teenaged daughter on her own. As we can see in the below trailer, there’s a lot more of her daughter (Cierra Ramirez) taking care of her than the other way around. The film pledges a story about both young women coming into their own, despite the struggles of being responsible for one another.