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White Girl (2016)

Not Rated | | Crime , Drama | 1 December 2016 (USA)
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Summer, New York City. A college girl falls hard for a guy she just met. After a night of partying goes wrong, she goes to wild extremes to get him back.

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Elizabeth Wood

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Elizabeth Wood
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Saylor ... Leah
Brian Marc ... Blue
Justin Bartha ... Kelly
Chris Noth ... George
Adrian Martinez ... Lloyd
India Menuez ... Katie
Anthony Ramos ... Kilo
Ralph Rodriguez ... Nene
Annabelle Dexter-Jones ... Alexa
Eden Marryshow ... Undercover Cop
Charles Baboza Charles Baboza ... Carlos
Graig Guggenheim Graig Guggenheim ... Limo Driver
Brandon Burke Brandon Burke ... Correction's Officer (as Brendan Burke)
Jermel Howard Jermel Howard ... Darnell on Train
Anthony Quarles Anthony Quarles ... Le Baron Bouncer
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Summer, New York City. A college girl falls hard for a guy she just met. After a night of partying goes wrong, she goes to wild extremes to get him back.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Biala dziewczyna See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,385, 9 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$198,493, 16 October 2016
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2.35 : 1
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The title "White Girl" not only refers to the film's protagonist but is also a slang word for cocaine (the primary drug consumed in the film). See more »

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Leah puts a cigarette in her mouth, tobacco end first, then tamps the same end down in a small pile of cocaine (to get some in the cigarette?) then puts it back into her mouth, again tobacco end first. When she removes her hand, the cigarette has reversed so that the filter end is now magically in her mouth.

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Quotes

Leah: [to Blue] What kind of girl do you think I am?
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SPARKLE EYES
Performed By The Jacksonians
Written by Farris Lanier Jr.
Published by Simply Grand Music, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Simply Grand Music Inc.
By Arrangement with The Orchard
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One of the most horrifying movies I have seen all year
3 December 2016 | by manuelasaezSee all my reviews

I have lived around these types of people all of my life. Living in an Urban environment, you run across, encounter, and and deal with almost every single personality presented in this film.

1. The ditzy, naive, and easy influenced white girl.

2. The wannabe gansta, wannabe pretty-boy Latin drug dealer,

3. The plain, mousy best friend who has no opinions of her own,

4. The annoying, ghetto lackeys that can't think for themselves and are only meant to follow someone around like rabbid pit-bulls,

5. The drug addicted, conniving magazine Editor

6. The opportunistic, sleazy Lawyer

Every single one of these individuals was presented with such stunning clarity, that I wondered if the actors were just playing an on-screen version of themselves.

The movie started simple enough, and as it spiraled further down the rabbit hole, I found myself horrified, disgusted, incredulous, and just awe-struck at how one person could make such stunningly bad decisions in her life. Some people are not meant to live in NYC, as these people are simple-minded, easily controlled, and have no opinions of their own to help them understand life in a big city, least of all life in the ghetto. But this film, this horrifying film, works in so many ways as to appear like a documentary on why you should NEVER DO DRUGS. Don't even think about it. Cigarettes, alcohol, weed, "Yeyo", etc. are all indicative of a depraved and diseased society, as evidenced by the events that transpired in this movie. I have never had the desire to do drugs or drink alcohol. I have never thought of smoking a cigarette or even getting drunk to the point of blacking out. It is useless to me. After watching this movie, I am glad I made the right choices in life.

The acting and directorial style are so nuanced, that it was literally like watching the life story of a stupid, stupid girl (who happens to be white) spiral out of control. And it was all due to the influence of the Ghetto. It will chew you up and spit you out, and not think twice about you. The moral of the story for anyone watching this film; you are meant to move as far away from the ghetto as possible, NOT to it. It is a cautionary tale about naiveté, drugs, falling for the wrong guy, and thinking that your diseased Liberal ideals are enough to help you survive in a literal war zone. I thought I had seen some pretty horrifying films this year, but this film made me nauseous, made me laugh in incredulity, and made me happy that I have never allowed the ghetto to influence me in any way. It is a warning, plain and simple, and it was executed almost flawlessly.


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