As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.
Sherry Swanson returns home to New Jersey after serving a three year prison sentence. Eager to reestablish a relationship with her young daughter, Sherry soon discovers that coming back to ... See full summary »
In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
It's funny, at the average video store, it's really a hit or miss game
you can't tell anything by the cover art. Picking up random titles is
something of a habit, some hit, most miss, and with some you really have to wonder if the people who released the film have actually watched it. Every so often, however, you get a very pleasant surprise, and Stephanie Daley is one of the reasons I love the movies.
Hilary Brougher is an extraordinary talent, and experiencing the performances by some of the finest actors working today was inspiring.
Spending an evening with this film was a breath of fresh air and a treat - thank you!
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