This tough, uncompromising and gritty slice of realism cuts to the core of the socialization of an adolescent who finds herself caught up with a gang of teenaged girls determined to make their way in the world.
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Mall Girls by focusing on troubled youth exemplifies post-communist Polish identity with its shallow materialism and involuntary falling into pitfalls of consumerism society. Habitual patterns of aspired lifestyle are forcibly exercised for the sake of being cool and edgy - a presumed prerequisite for success.