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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This is a film that starts out being about one thing and then ignores that and becomes about nothing! Film starts out with a group of high school friends and suddenly one of them commits suicide. After a few weak attempts at trying to figure out why their friend would do such a thing the film goes into another direction of abusive boyfriends and bickering among themselves. These girls have so much attitude that it becomes impossible to feel any sympathy for them. Then at the end of the film they put in some unbelievable plot device to answer the question for the friends suicide. Totally contrived. The only thing worth watching is Lili Taylor as she shows us once again she can play just about any type of character. Here she plays a dumb white girl that grew up in a black neighborhood and inherited all the urban problems. But the script needed a rewrite badly and director Jim McKay and Taylor who help write this film need more of a focus point to the story. This film just stumbles about aimlessly!
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