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4.2 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews

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Winner of three Audience Awards, GIRLFRIEND is a moving, coming-of-age drama that explores the nature of love and human compassion. Evan, a young adult with Down Syndrome, lives with his mother (Amanda Plummer, PULP FICTION) in a poor, working-class town. When he unexpectedly inherits a large sum of money, he decides to use it to help out his friend and high school crush, Candy (Shannon Woodward, RAISING HOPE TV Series), a single mother deeply in-debt and facing eviction. The two form an unlikely relationship, and everything seems to be falling into place, until Candy s volatile ex-boyfriend, Russ (Jackson Rathbone, THE TWILIGHT SAGA) interferes, resulting in an eruption of secrets and emotions. GIRLFRIEND subverts conventions, presenting a fresh take on love, struggle and family in contemporary society.

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observant and heartfelt --Ray Benett, The Hollywood Reporter

tremendous heart and integrity... gentle, optimistic and just about right --Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

sweet, beguiling, and at times wrenching --Steve Pond, The Wrap

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Product Details

  • Actors: Shannon Woodward, Jackson Rathbone, Amanda Plummer, Evan Sneider
  • Directors: Justin Lerner
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Strand Releasing
  • DVD Release Date: August 7, 2012
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007TOSB7O
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,105 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Girlfriend" on IMDb

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By K. Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on July 20, 2012
Format: DVD
I approached the indie "Girlfriend" with some trepidation. As the central protagonist is a young man with Down Syndrome, I was worried that the movie might be overly sentimental or would strain for uplift as sometimes these well meaning endeavors attempt. I was pleasantly surprised, therefore, that this was NOT a movie about Down Syndrome. Instead, it happens to be a film in which the lead character is living with Down. And even more refreshing, he's flawed and frustrating and embodies a three dimensional character with foibles, poor judgement, and the expected complexities of a young man struggling toward adulthood. In his first full length feature, writer/director Justin Lerner has established a movie that feels simultaneously real and offbeat. And while I wasn't entirely convinced throughout the plot, the characters felt so grounded that I was swept up in this unusual tale.

"Girlfriend" introduces us to Evan (Evan Sneider, who is Down in real life) who shares a comfortable rural existence with his mother (the great Amanda Plummer. Where has she gone? Why don't we see her more often?). Evan is a sociable enough individual who yearns for normalcy. He works in the restaurant industry with this mom, he tries to keep up with high school friends, he crushes on a girl (Raising Hope's Shannon Woodward) and gets caught up in the drama, intrigue, and romance of his favorite TV programs. More than anything, though, he just wants to have a girl by his side and his sights are set on Woodward. Things take a turn when Evan is left on his own, and he attempts to get closer to his dream girl by rescuing her from dire financial straits. This squarely gets him caught up in a complicated domestic situation that also involves her former flame (Jackson Rathbone) and her young son.
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"Girlfriend" is a beautiful film about human relationships in a small town "Anywhere, USA" despite it's location shoot in affluent Wayland, Massacgusetts. The film stars Shannon Woodward (Raising Hope) and Evan Schneider, a young actor from Wayland with a background in theatre.
Sch eider plays a loyal 20-something with Downs Syndrome who is friends with Woodward but also loves her. Woodward (like far too many 20 something women) has a history of being attracted to pretty boys with duplicitous intent and malicious behavior. Sneider sees and understands this, but is patient about it. He wants to protect her, make her happy and be with her but it's clear that she's barely treading water herself.
Evan Sneider has Downs himself but is very clearly a skilled and able actor. The emotions in his eyes and his ability to convey pure honesty creates a powerful irony in regard to the concept of disability. Between the two, Sneider is far less damaged than Woodward and if there is a powerful point to this film that's it. Otherwise, it's an Indie film of beauty and humanity about relationships and the human search for happiness, an almost mythical look at modern human interactions.
The film is written and directed by Wayland resident, Justin Lerner, whose heart is on his sleeve in every frame of the film. "Girlfriend" has wracked up a list of Festival Awards and a reputation of excellence among Indie film buffs. This film has beauty, intelligence, wit and honesty and doesn't fit into a catagory of styles. It's reminiscent of "The Spitfire Grill" and "Mystic Pizza". It's a film well worth seeing.
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I found this movie totally engrossing since the story was so well crafted and the story line hard to predict. The acting was excellent. I tend to like more lighthearted stories and I felt a bit worn out after I watched it, so I might actually rate it 4.5 stars. The job that Evan Sneider did was fantastic.

I'll be thinking about the issues raised in the movie for a good while and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys complex stories and is willing to have their minds take an interesting spin on many issues.
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I noticed this movie advertised on Amazon and it sounded intriguing, so we rented it. It's an interesting, different premise and a charming little story......a new twist on the "love?" triangle. The protagonist has Down's syndrome and the movie follows his story after fate leaves him to fend for himself....and he ends up taking care of others also. Good little movie. I recommend it thoroughly. It explores complex relationships and the intrigue, dark side, and beauty of humanity.
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This movie is innovative! A lead actor with Down-Syndrome,(Evan is such a lovely young man!),passionate cast and crew with love for this project! 100 Monkeys created the score so don`t miss it!
You didn`t need a lot of money to tell a great story...
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women are hot.. women in need are hotter.. Even a special person can figure that out...and that's exactly what this story is about. I prefer a lot more skin, but not of the "he" type...only the "her type... Great pieces of a puzzle...anticlimactic drama. Real lifeish...
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this movie was not at blockbuster for sure but it will live in my home lib. forever. Love the actors new and old "Eathan" hope to see more of him, hie did so well, 100 Monkeys rocked the score and loved orson brawl at the party. Least favorite was not loving Jackson as such a bad person, don't fit his image so well, but maybe we will see more of him in this way. Again Way to Go Jarad Anderson for his small but great roll as well. Hope to see more.

LOVE ANYTHING 100 Monkey related.
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