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Co-winner of the Grand Jury Prize for the Best Dramatic Film at this year's Sundance Film Festival as well as the winner for Best Direction, Girlfight heralds in a new femininity for the new century. It marks the breathtaking debut of an incendiary new filmmaker (Karyn Kusama) and a ferocious new star (Michelle Rodriguez). Drenched in sweat, emotion and attitude, Girlfight is the riveting portrait of Diana, a fierce young woman who takes up boxing as a means to reconcile with her past and embrace life on her own terms.
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Critics Consensus: Michelle Rodriguez gives a compelling performance, despite lack of a boxing background; Karyn Kusama packs a punch with this directorial debut.
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Common Sense Says
Thought-provoking boxing drama has lots of profanity.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Girlfight is about a troubled teen finding a direction to take in life and is a fairly quiet, thoughtful film. There's a lot of strong language, especially "f--k" and "s--t," but kids who can handle the language will be rewarded with a lot of food for thought from this character study that doesn't wrap everything in a bow at the end. Diana, who's 18, isn't perfect but will inspire kids to keep practicing and work hard to achieve their goals. Outside the boxing ring there are a couple of fight scenes, but none shows blood or gore. Diana and Adrian kiss a few times and lie in bed together with clothes on. Adults are frequently seen with bottles of beer, but none of the teen characters drinks.
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- Release Date:September 29, 2000
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:No
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