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Release Date: December 28th, 2011

DVD Release Date: April 24th, 2012

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, Anthony Thomas

Director: Dee Rees

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Northstar, Pariah Films

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Mother, 2010s, Growing up, Forbidden love, Sister, Intense, Family, Moving

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