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R| 1 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
Teenage Alike (Adepero Oduye) lives in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood with her parents (Charles Parnell, Kim Wayans) and younger sister (Sahra Mellesse). A lesbian, Alike quietly embraces her identity and is looking for her first lover, but she wonders how much she can truly confide in her family, especially with her parents' marriage already strained. When Alike's mother presses her to befriend a colleague's daughter (Aasha Davis), Alike finds the gal to be a pleasant companion.

Cast: Adepero Oduye , Pernell Walker , Aasha Davis , Charles Parnell , Sahra Mellesse , Kim Wayans , Shamika Cotton , Ray Anthony Thomas

Director: Dee Rees

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Focus Features

Pariah (2011)

Release Date: December 25th, 2011|1 hr. 26 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The gifted Rees makes finding out a stirring and heartfelt journey. And Oduye is unforgettable. A star is born. show more

  • 100
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    The film benefits most of all from Rees' careful screenplay, which dances that shifting line between fear and emergent hope. One of Alike's poems says it best: "Even breaking is opening. And I am broken. I am open." show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The film's resolution is uplifting but not unrealistic, and Pariah exercises restraint by not tying up every loose end. show more

  • May 25, 2012 melolmt
    Report This User

    This was a nice movie. Definitely kept me entertained.

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