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 ...
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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 <email@example.com>
Performed by Lamb
Written by Andrew Barlow (as A. Barlow) & Lou Rhodes (as L. Rhodes)
Published by Copyright Control
Strings by The Chainsaw Sisters
Mix Engineer Ali Statton
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This is one of those movies that I can see over and over again and never
tired of. It's a very realistic depiction of urban life and growing up in
the big city. It was shot in my old neighborhood of Astoria, Queens and I
was amazed at the accuracy in carrying that "vibe" to the big screen. The
story is very moving and believably portrayed with an amazing cast led by
Lili Taylor. The soundtrack is also worth picking up and consists of a
compilation of some of the greatest female artists in music today (PJ
Harvey, Lamb, Queen Latifah, Luscious Jackson).
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