In the years 1986 and 1998 three black children living in Mississippi deal with poverty, violence and abuse. Young Kari the main character, is a talented pianist who hopes to pursue a career in it one day. Her sister Leigh is struggling to hide her lesbian relationship with her girlfriend, Paula. Their cousin Sammy, is a star basketball player. Each child deals with their dysfunctional family, including gambling, alcoholism, and poverty.
Wanting to escape was the easy part.
Did You Know?
While the boys are at basketball practice the words "Hertford County" can be seen on their jerseys. This movie is said to be set in rural Mississippi, but there is no Hertford County in Mississippi. See more