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A teen with an absentee single mother attempts to accelerate her transition into adulthood with the help of her best friend, and she learns some important lessons about growing up in the process. Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez) doesn't have a father, and her mother Grace (Eva Mendes) is hardly an inspirational role model. Insulting, inconsiderate, and often too busy with work or men to give her daughter any real attention, Grace is in the midst of an affair with a married doctor (Matthew Modine) when her handsome co-worker (Eugenio Derbez) tries to sweep her off her feet. Meanwhile, Ansiedad begins to grasp the concept of the archetypal "coming-of-age" story in English class with the help of her concerned teacher, Ms. Armstrong (Patricia Arquette), and decides that it's high time she left adolescence behind. Together with her best friend Tavita (Raini Rodriguez), Ansiedad hatches a plan to speed up her development, even if it means willingly sacrificing some of her own innocence along the way. Little does Ansiedad realize that growing up isn't just about getting older, but getting wiser as well. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:May 11, 2012


Eva Mendes
as Grace
Matthew Modine
as Dr. Harford
Cierra Ramirez
as Ansiedad
Patricia Arquette
as Ms. Armstrong
Eugenio Derbez
as Mission Impossible
Raini Rodriguez
as Tavita
Landon Liboiron
as Trevor
Brenna O'Brien
as Valerie
Kendall Cross
as Alice Harford
Robin Douglas
as Olga
Jocelyne Loewen
as Becky
Blu Mankuma
as Principal
Elizabeth McLaughlin
as Teacher
Colin Foo
as Lo Mein
Lesley Ewan
as Nurse
Patti Allan
as Woman
June B. Wilde
as Dream Teacher
Sean Campbell
as Uniformed Officer
Michael P. Northey
as Alpha Male
Lossen Chambers
as Lady Customer
Richard Harmon
as Bay Boy
Kathryn Kirkpatrick
as Maid


Patricia Riggen
John Fiedler
Checco Varese
Howard Paar
Musical Direction/Supervision
Daniel Schalk
Linda Del Rosario
Production Designer
Richard Paris
Production Designer
Christopher Dalton
Don Zepfel
Associate Producer
Gregory Coote
Executive Producer
Jeff Rosen
Executive Producer
James M. McNamara
Executive Producer
Barry Rosen
Executive Producer
Katia Stano
Costume Designer
Miguel Nunes
Sound/Sound Designer
Steven Weakes
Sound Mixer
Paul Schnee
Candice Elzinga
Ian Doig
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Nick Dibley
Properties Master
Christopher Dalton
Line Producer
Miguel Nunes
Re-Recording Mixer
Lauro Chartrand
Stunts Coordinator

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