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Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 169 Ratings

Summary: Sara wants to be a ballerina, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her mother. She moves in with her father, who she has not seen for a long time. He lives on the other side of town, in a predominantly Black neighborhood. She gets transferred to a new school where she is one of the few White students there. She becomes friends with Chenille, and later, falls in love with Chenille's brother, Derek.
Runtime: 112 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content, language and brief drug references.
Production: MTV Films
Genres: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jun 19, 2001
Director Credit
Thomas Carter Director
Writer Credit
Cheryl Edwards Screenplay
Duane Adler Story
Principal Cast Credit
Julia Stiles Sara
Sean Patrick Thomas Derek
Cast Credit
Artel Great Arvel
Bianca Lawson Nikki
Cory Stewart Lip
Dorothy Martin Momma Dean
Elisabeth Oas Diggy
Felicia Fields Woman On Train
Fredro Starr Malakai
Garland Whitt Kenny
Jennifer Anglin Glynn
Kerry Washington Chenille
Kim Tlusty Lindsay
Terry Kinney Roy
Vince Green Snookie
Producer Credit
David Madden Producer
Douglas Curtis Line Producer
Marie Cantin Co-Producer
Robert W. Cort Producer
Scarlett Lacey Associate Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: