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Audio Commentary:Creator's commentary
Interviews:Interview with Cookie (One of the real girls from the streets)
Other:On Location with Punky Pagan (Consultant and Actor); Rapping with Don Parma
- Creators' commentary
- "Making of" featurette
- "On Location with Punky Pagan" featurette
- Interview with Cookie, one of the real girls from the streets
- "Rapping with Don Parma" featurette
- Sneak preview of upcoming documentary Autumn's Eyes
Top Customer Reviews
The film follows three girls. We have Oz, a successful drug dealer who is alienated from her addict mother. She bounces into and out of the detention center frequently on routine drug busts, it's just a normal part of her regular life. Marisol, a single mother, struggles with an addiction and the potential loss of her daughter into the foster system. And Suzette, a young girl with a supportive mother, falls in love with a local street dealer and tries to enter his world. All three characters are believable and all of the actresses, though unknown, are effective at depicting the different stages within these sometimes unpleasant stories.
This is not a fun film, but nor does it seek to deliver some "important" political message. It's just a slice-of-life drama about characters caught up in a system. While you may root for them, there will be no conventional "happy endings"--their situations are too realistic to tie everything up nicely.Read more ›
I can relate to 2 out of the 3 stories. Marisol was my mother before she(my mom) was killed. I was Marisol's daughter, hungry and wondering when or if my mom was coming home.
I made a real personal connection with Oz. I related to her tomboyish ways and her attitude. Oz was tough, but only because she had to be. With an aging grandmother, and a drug-addicted mother who has repeatedly let her down in life, Oz's only choice of survival that she knew was the streets. She had to make the way for her and her brother whom she loved terribly. At seventeen, that was a lot to take on. And she thought she could, until it all came crashing down on her too fast.
Suzette was a promising young teenager. And she was just that; a teenager. With a hard-working mom who was rarely at home, Suzette was free. Too free. She broke the rules and took a chance on a situation she simply didn't understand. Daydreams defaced reality and she ended up pregnant. Seeing that the boyfriend accepted her situation, she did what most teenagers who believe in fairy tales do; she put her trust in him and a dream. Then she gets caught with his gun and ends up in juvie.
I must say that I am glad to see a film like this in a latin perspective. It shows how black and latin livelihood are very similar in the ghetto and that we are not alone in our struggles. It shows three latin teenage girls who buckle under the pressure with the choice of taking responsibility for their actions and making it better or worse.
Respectable applause. Shout out to Judy Marte (Oz). Good job on being a remarkable tomboy for the very first time. You made an impact on me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was great if they had made a on the outs 2 I would buy it.its a realistic great story.i watched this more then once sad but also a good drama. Read morePublished on October 15, 2013 by aliyah
involving a network of acquaintances all connected to a common thread involving young drug use, pregnancy, and looking for aa avenue out of the situationPublished on March 7, 2013 by Charles L. Bean
I really liked this film. It was very interesting. The acting was excellent! surprisingly it enlightened me! I recommend itPublished on December 24, 2012 by Andee
This movie is the story of three youbng women who all live in the same neighborhood in New Jersey, don't know each other but become connected through the criminal justice system. Read morePublished on December 17, 2011 by Thelma Talbert
This is a fantastic movie about teenagers dealing with real life issues. I watched it and had to watch it again.Published on August 1, 2007 by Amanda J. Brown
This movie takes you into the heart and soul of urban America, and gives you an idea of why generation after generation of young people keep falling into traps they're too cool to... Read morePublished on May 29, 2007 by Rod Hansen