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A teenage lesbian comes-of-age in this drama. Claude (Alison Folland) is a raw-boned girl graduating from high school. She spends all the time she can with her beautiful friend Ellen (Tara Subkoff). Ellen has lately gotten a new boyfriend, and has less time for their previous intimacy. Claude has a part-time job at a pizza joint in her multiracial neighborhood in New York City, and makes friends there, and in her neighborhood. Gay newcomer Luke, with whom she shares her dream of becoming a rock musician, is among her most recent acquaintances. Realizing finally that Ellen will not return her… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though the main charcater is lesbian, Sichel's gritty youth melodrama is so rich in ideas amd so roght in its texture that it goes beyond a coming-out ot even a lesbian-themed story."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"A confident first feature."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"transcends its occasional operatic moments by providing plenty of soft-spoken reality"
‑ Don Willmott,
"There may not be a more personal and affecting film this year."
‑ Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDWire
"It's a movie for riot grrrls of all ages."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Given great lyrical force by Folland, it comes closer to unlocking the secret lives of girls than any other recent American movie."
‑ Manohla Dargis, L.A. Weekly
"Less successful at portraying indecision than it is at inducing boredom."
‑ John Hartl,
"This picture should be required viewing for all teens."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
"I do think the Sichels got right much of the awkwardness of teenage transitions into adulthood and of the comfort girls find in the company of other equally confused and hormonally distressed girls."
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, San Francisco Examiner
"This is not new territory, but it is a completely new exploration of it."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"Sichel is just great with her cast."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Its blunt reprocessing of contemporary sacred cows in film realism ... rings false, the work of a user opting out of the imagination business."
‑ Tom Keogh,
"Foland ... gives a marvelously expressive, poignant performance as Claude."
‑ Stephen Farber, Movieline
"Alex and Sylvia Sichel have taken a familiar coming-of-age story, something that might work as an Afterschool Special, and given it the contour, grit and white-hot energy of something much more."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"Reveals the adolescence most everyone went through (or witnessed) but no one talks about."
‑ Lea Russo, Boxoffice Magazine
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