GIRLFRIEND premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and was one of 13 films to sell to a distributor in the first week. In 2011, Shaun and his fellow producers won an IFP Gotham Award for the film as well as a host of other awards* both internationally and here in the U.S.

 

*See list of Awards below.

QUOTES ABOUT THE FILM

 

"Accomplished and tense...[newcomer] Evan Sneider handles scenes of tenderness, mystery, and anger with much skill. [Shannon] Woodward matches him."

-- Ray Bennett, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

 

"Evan Sneider and Amanda Plummer are wonderful together...Plummer is quite brilliant."

-- John Anderson, VARIETY

 

"The most important film I saw at Toronto this year."

-- Janice Page, THE BOSTON GLOBE

 

"GIRLFRIEND is exactly the kind of brave little film one goes to a festival hoping to find. It’s memorable and moving – an unexpected backyard treasure with an irresistible star."

-- Janice Page, THE BOSTON GLOBE

  

"A sweet, beguiling, and at times wrenching debut from writer-director Justin Lerner."

-- Steve Pond, THE WRAP

 

"GIRLFRIEND is warm, sharp, funny, complex...I saw it four months ago and it’s still under my skin."

-- Jane Schoettle, programmer, TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

 

"[Evan] Sneider shines in his first feature-length role...It’s a part that requires subtlety and sophistication and Sneider’s nuanced performance is a cornerstone for the entire film."

-- Raphael Brusilow, METRO CANADA

 

SPECIFIC REVIEWS:

 

RAY BENNETT, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/girlfriend-film-review-30032

 

RAFAEL BRUSILOW, METRO CANADA

http://metronews.ca/news/191151/girlfriend-lets-sneider-show-off-he-has-acting-chops/

 

ANDREW O’HEHIR, SALON.COM

http://www.salon.com/2011/07/15/girlfriend_2/

 

DREW MCWEENY, HITFIX.COM

http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/motion-captured/posts/review-girlfriend-tells-uneasy-story-of-love-and-kindness-with-unlikely-star

 

BRETT MICHEL, BOSTON HERALD

http://news.bostonherald.com/entertainment/movies/reviews/view.bg?articleid=1369865&srvc=next_article

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