A look at a group of girl friends coming-of-age during their senior year of high school in urban America. Nikki and Emma have a heart to heart talk one evening about how much they'll miss ...
See full summary »
Dante and his girlifrend Micky run a very profitable drug operation in a seaside town, aided and abetted by a host of teens who sell the smack at discos around town, as well as by Lucas, a ... See full summary »
Chip is killed accidentally while trying to rape a blonde girl, who runs. Silver becomes the number-one suspect although she has an alibi, but because she's had previous brushes with the ... See full summary »
Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith. Watch our exclusive celebrity interviews, and tune in to our LIVE show from 3:30 to 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, July 22.
A look at a group of girl friends coming-of-age during their senior year of high school in urban America. Nikki and Emma have a heart to heart talk one evening about how much they'll miss each other at college next year, but the next day, Nikki doesn't show up at school: she's committed suicide. The friends steal Nikki's journal and discover that she'd been raped. The rest of the movie shows our heroines growing closer in the wake of Nikki's death and the relevation of her secret (Emma reveals that she's also been raped), taking revenge on the men who oppress them, and trying to grow up and move on with their lives. Emma has to deal with a shallow boyfriend, Angela with an overbearing mother, and Patti is trying to finish high school while trying to raise a child and avoid the child's loser father. Written by
Martin Lewison <email@example.com>
Performed by Queen Latifah
Written by Queen Latifah (as Dana Owens) and Joe Sample
Published by Queen Latifah Music, Inc. (ASCAP) and Music Corporation of America, Inc (BMI),
Golden Rule admin. o/b/o Queen Latifah Music
Contains a sample of "A Message From the Inner City" (Sample)
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
by arrangement with PolyGram Film and TV Licensing See more »
A painfully strong view of juvenile girl delinquency.
GIRLS TOWN is another gritty and vulgar look at adolescent matters based on society's true and controversial problems, and it does not intend to be humorous. Shot in a documentary style like other recent independent movies, it provides a crude edge to build up its harsh reality, and the acting performances are too real from amateurish. Much is kept simple and basic enough to create a strong view of the world today. Other highly acclaimed docu-dramas like KIDS and ALL OVER ME involve a similar formula, only with different and serious issues facing the Generation X gap. Lili Taylor has the chance to blast into Hollywood stardom before too long, and you can tell by her vivid personality in this one. Before viewing GIRLS TOWN, I had numerous flashbacks of my past experiences prior to and during high school, and the end result is that we're not immune from a troubled, depraved society. Here's one movie that you will never get out of your chair! It's something we all have to regret! Another strong recommendation from yours truly.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?