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Pariah (2011)

Pariah

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

December 28, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

90 min.

Studio

Focus Features

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Dee Rees

Producer

Nekisa Cooper

Screenwriter

Dee Rees

Starring

  • Adepero Oduye
  • Pernell Walker
  • Kim Wayans
  • Charles Parnell
  • Sahra Mellesse
  • Aasha Davis

Story


A rousing success at its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, this deeply felt human drama is the feature debut of writer/director Dee Rees. Adepero Oduye portrays Alike (pronounced "ah-lee-kay"), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents (Kim Wayans and Charles Parnell) and younger sister (Sahra Mellesse) in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. A gifted student, Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the support of her best friend Laura (Pernell Walker), she is especially eager to find a girlfriend. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity.

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Poster of Focus Features' Pariah (2011)
Poster of Focus Features' Pariah (2011)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..seems to have manipulated his images in-camera and during the digital-immediate phase to give the film the same gritty-glossy..”
by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
“..the balance of the movie plays out the immovable object against the implacable force..”
by Emanuel Levy [Emanuel Levy.com]
“..original and the dialogue is excellent, with the key dramatic scenes not always playing out as you'd expect..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]