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In this coming-of-age drama, Claude is a raw-boned teenage girl graduating from high school. Smitten with her beautiful friend Ellen, Claude slowly realizes that her affections for her are lesbian in nature. Befriending gay newcomer Luke, Claude finds the courage to accept her true feelings and aspirations.
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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