Eva Mendes Stars in 'Girl in Progress' Trailer

The actress plays a neglectful mother in the Pantelion Films project.

The trailer for Girl in Progress reveals that the film -- starring Eva Mendes as a struggling mother of a teenage daughter -- will raise the question of who is actually the parent and who is the child.

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Mendes’ character seems to be in more trouble than her young daughter (played by Cierra Ramirez). She’s sleeping with a married man, falling behind on her bills and neglecting her 13-year-old daughter.

“A coming of age story is the story of a young person’s change from child to adult,” says a teacher in the trailer. As Mendes’ character’s actions become more unstable and erratic, her daughter is forced to grow up and find her independence.

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The Pantelion Films movie, directed by Patricia Riggen, also stars Matthew Modine, Patricia Arquette and Eugenio Derbez. It will open in theaters on April 27.

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