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When pretty but troubled Kaye moves to New Orleans from Atlanta with her mother and little brother, she forges a special friendship with Emily, a rebellious high school senior with troubles of her own. They become instant best friends, and begin spending all their free time together. Emily even helps Kaye run away from home. The girls' mothers do not approve of their relationship, and Emily's mother accuses her of associating to closely with a corrupted and confused young girl. As Kaye and Emily grow closer, Kaye's mother begins to suspect what she fears is the worse, that Emily's sexual prowess has corrupted her daughter. Faced with the ridicule from their peers, and the pressures of their families and conservative religious beliefs, Kaye and Emily are forced to choose between true love and the promises they've made to each other, and fitting into a society that refuses to accept them. Written by
Inspired by the real-life high school personal romance between writer-director Mia Salsi and her girlfriend Kellie, whom later committed suicide several years after their breakup. See more »
Your life isn't going to be easy Emily but think about what Kaye's going to have to go through.
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The closing credits features still photos of writer-director Mia Salsi as a teenager with her girlfriend Kellie whom later committed suicide which served as the inspiration for the film's plot. See more »
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It's fair to say that most people have suffered from some from of torture at the hands of their classmates and this film not only brings back those awful feelings, but gives an all encompassed view as to what pressures keep people from expressing who they truly are.
At the start I honestly thought it'd end up a stale B rated drama but as it went on I fell more and more in love with the characters. Through the writing and directing Em, in particular, became very real and you feel you have met girls just like her and Kaye as well. It was written convincingly even down to the arguments with overbearing parental units. I am sure I've had some of those conversations before.
All in all I say stick with the film even though the acting, from a good portion of the of the cast, and musical score leaves something to be desired. The quality of the story shines through and the directing is great. Both love and suicide scenes in the film are tasteful and well done and may just tug at your emotions a bit. I loved the ending because it was unexpected and so true to life.
Mia Salsi did an awesome job and I can't wait to see more from her. I have to give this 8/10 stars.
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