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Kim Wayans, Adepero Oduye, Aasha Davis and Charles Parnell star in Dee Rees’s inspiring film that critics hail is “Vibrantly alive! Potently moving and heartfelt!” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). Seventeen-year-old Alike (pronounced ah-lee-kay) lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is quietly embracing her identity as a lesbian. But whenever Alike's development becomes a topic of discussion at home, her parents’ already strained marriage is pushed to the breaking point. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity – sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward.
A really good deeply intense movie about a young girl, her sexuality and her strong willed family. I have seen this movie twice now and it can be so sad and so angering and rings... Read morePublished 22 days ago by T
I have not stopped thinking about this film since I saw it in theaters over a year ago. Such a complex, layered story with well articulated perfomances.Published 1 month ago by Keturah Kendrick
It was OK. I think that it depicted adolescence but should have gone further to resolve the story.Published 1 month ago by Amanda Cotto
I was fortunate enough to go to a viewing here in Atlanta when it first came out. I took several friends who were not in the life, it gave them a chance to see and understand the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Monica King