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Pariah (Blu-ray Disc, 2012)
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Pariah (Blu-ray Disc, 2012)

Kim Wayans, Charles Parnell | Rating: R (MPAA)
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Movie synopsis
A teenager must choose between the life she wants and the path her parents have picked out for her in this independent coming-of-age drama. At home, 17-year-old Alike (Adepero Oduye) is a sweet and soft-spoken girl who tries to follow the wishes of her straight-laced mother (Kim Wayans). However, there's another side of her that her parents don't know about -- Alike is a lesbian, and with her best friend Laura (Pernell Walker) she slips out to downtown dance clubs where she feels free to be open about her sexuality, though she's still working up the courage to act on her desires. As she becomes more mature, Alike is torn between living the sheltered life her parents want for her, the club-hopping lifestyle Laura has already embraced, or something that lies in between, like her neighbor Bina (Aasha Davis). PARIAH was the first feature film from writer and director Dee Rees, who adapted the story from her award-winning short film of the same name. PARIAH was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

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  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Film Country: USA
  • UPC: 025192113291

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Format:Blu-ray Disc

eBay Product ID: EPID113033475
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Editorial reviews

"The coming-out/coming-of-age story is almost a genre of its own, but PARIAH has a fresh and distinctly urban take, anchored by an affable lead performance."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (12/30/2011)

"At its soulful heart, PARIAH is a stinging street-smart story..."
Los Angeles Times - Betsy Sharkey (12/28/2011)

3.5 stars out of 5 -- "A potent film and a standout debut..."
Box Office - Sara Vizcarrondo (09/18/2011)

"At its heart is an incandescent performance by Ms. Oduye, who captures the jagged mood swings of late adolescence with a wonderfully spontaneous fluency."
New York Times - Stephen Holden (12/30/2011)

"PARIAH wouldn't work without Oduye's luminous performance, capturing the emotional nuances of a character not prone to letting her emotions show..."
Movieline - Alison Willmore (12/28/2011)

4 stars out of 4 -- "PARIAH feels a lot like life, at its most confusing, contradictory and exhilarating."
Washington Post (01/06/2012)

"Rees presents this vivid, hidden culture with raw honesty..." -- Grade: A
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (01/13/2012)

3.5 stars out of 4 -- "What we're seeing here is the emergence of a promising writer-director, an actor and a cinematographer who are all exciting, and have cared to make a film that seeks helpful truths."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (01/04/2012)

"The film has an abiding sweetness that�s ultimately irresistible..."
A.V. Club - Scott Tobias (12/29/2011)

"A remarkable debut feature....Oduye gives a performance, first heartbreaking and later thrilling, that swings between the darkness of spiritual isolation and the incandescence of self-discovery..."
Wall Street Journal (01/06/2012)

3.5 stars out of 5 -- "A stirring and heartfelt journey. And Oduye is unforgettable."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (01/19/2012)

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Pariah (Blu-ray Disc, 2012)

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Review For: Pariah (Blu-ray Disc, 2012)

Pariah is a powerful first movie by an emerging director, Dee Reese, well acted by a wonderful ensemble of actors, and beautifully and evocatively shot by Director of Photography Bradfford Young. Certainly the story is one that is not widely present within contemporary cinematic culture, but the film stands on its own as a powerful piece of work, not merely a sociological footnote. The true brilliance of this movie is the way in which the visual experience wraps itself around the movie's narrative. The camera work alone is truly groundbreaking and original, creating a consistently shallow sense of visual space that directs and redirects our attention in ways that allows us to experience the world intimately through the eyes of the young protagonist.

Buy this movie, and keep your eyes and heart wide open while watching it.

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Scratched the surface very well

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Review For: Pariah (DVD, 2012)

Great spirited movie.I saw the movie in theaters and had to have.Great to watch with family if you are questioning yourself or your children.I could watch again

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