Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Pariah Review - 3 Stars

Gritty unflinching story of a black teen girl’s struggle to find herself and find the courage to come out of the closet to her family.  “Pariah” faces family drama and pain without blinking.  The lack of sugar coat gives “Pariah” an unusually strong realistic feel.  In other words, don’t go expecting sunshine and happiness and everything turning out all right.  In life, everything usually doesn’t turn out ok.  As the center of the movie, unknown actress Adepero Oduye gets firmly on the radar as someone to watch. The Sundance Film festival launched “Pariah,”  a strong entry in the independent film world. Does it deliver what it promises?   Gritty coming-of-age story of black teen girl.  Is it entertaining? Strong stuff, hard to ignore. Is it worth the price of admission? A strong independent.