Brooklyn teen Alike (Adepero Oduye) is a model child around her devoutly religious family, but she sheds the good-girl image to reveal a harder side during a nightclub excursion with butch pal Laura (Pernell Walker) in this coming-of-age tale of urban identity and sexual expression. With curfew looming and her parents none the wiser, Alike must catch the bus back home, where she faces the complex negotiation of her contradictory worlds.
DJE: This is a serious and fine film. It deals with the coming of age of a lesbian teenager in a gritty section of Brooklyn. For the most part, great acting that covers a tough subject.