Strong female drama shows how the choices for three lower class teens are limited at best with future incarceration only exacerbating the problem!
Three teen girls at three different forks in the road, and they all manage to go the wrong way only to meet up in juvenile hall. What will they do when they get out? I'm not telling, but I will say that Judy Marte ("Raising Victor Vargas") has grown up and even though her character wears a sweatsuit for most of the movie she's still the one of the most gorgeous Latinas ever to fall under the Hollywood radar. As a 'tough girl' she plays it so perfect that most people on the street would take her for a 'thug' instead of a female 'homie'.
Overall a strong drama that might look like an afterschool special on paper but raises the bar by not pulling any punches. Parents might with troubled teens might want to check this one out and then decide whether it could be useful for starting discussions with their own teens.
The vicious cycle of 'poverty-to-jail' has got to come to end sometime. Communication is one of the keys and this film is certainly a conversation starter. Check it out!
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