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  • Summary: Based on the original play, "Real Girls," this is the true-life story of writers/actors, Robin Greenspan and Lacie Harmon, who met and fell in love while rehearsing for a play in which they were cast as lovers. (Goff-Kellam Productions)
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Full of insights on love and sex -- which will have more resonance for lesbians but pack a universal punch.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    Too many musical montages break the momentum, but overall it's an engaging piece of work, regardless of which team you play for.
  3. Neither performer upstages the other, but the admirable film is weakened by timidity or a lack of skill.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    40
    The live event was hopefully more engaging than this dull adaptation.
  5. With little plot and a stifling set, the ­movie needs stronger performances than its leads can offer.
  6. Greenspan and Harmon's paltry song of themselves concludes with five minutes of outtakes, capping the self-love.
  7. 25
    Dom DeLuise, as a fruitcake director, and John Waters fave Mink Stole, as Robin's Jewish mother, spice things up, but not enough to make Girl Play worthwhile.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. ElleR
    Nov 29, 2008
    9
    This was a great movie. No one is expecting absolute perfection in the movie, so the critics need to relax! It was very true-to-life in terms of lesbian relationships. I thought it was well worth seeing. Expand
  2. HitchhikerCosmic
    Mar 21, 2006
    3
    Terrible acting, a haphazard plot and little cinematic insight plague this amateurish presentation of banal lesbian love. In others words, the movie simply doesn't work! Expand

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