When Scott and Kate Johansen’s daughter gets into the college of her dreams it’s cause for celebration. That is, until Scott and Kate learn that the scholarship they were counting on didn’t come through, and they’re now on the hook for tuition they can’t begin to afford. With the help of their friend and neighbor Frank also in need of a major payday they decide to open an illegal casino in his suburban house, risking everything together on a Vegas-style bacchanal where money flows, inhibitions are checked at the door, and all bets are off.
After the town scholarship program no longer has funding, two parents are left without money to send their daughter to university. Left without any other options, they along with a friend, start an illegal casino in his home to make cash before the summer ends. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(us) wrote: garbage, don't watch this!
(nl) wrote: this movie is really good especially whenni saw that cute lightskin chick I almost fell out lol but it was really good I enjoyed the movie
(ca) wrote: Pariah is well acted and directed, but just a bit boring. The film works well as a message to find your own path, but not much as an engrossing drama.
(br) wrote: Good acting. Simple, straightforward story told in a straightforward way.
(us) wrote: Some of the most genuine performances I've seen in a while. A very sincere coming-of-age tale.
(us) wrote: New Directors '11. Vibrantly shot + directed this was well received at ND/NF. Will have a big buzz when it's released in fall
(nl) wrote: Beautiful movie, showing first loves, the pain comes with it, and all of that with the backdrop of a family who has a hard time coming to terms with their lesbian daughter.
(kr) wrote: Brilliant and beautiful movie. Adepero Oduye is amazing. Great job by Director and Writer Dee Rees.
(fr) wrote: The all too familiar strained marriage however what pulls this together and elevates it to uncharted waters is the liberating performance by Ms. Oduye.
(kr) wrote: A complex portrait of a struggling lesbian teenager from a conservative household, "Pariah" tries to be enlightening, even tragic in its depiction, and though it's obvious it's trying this approach, it's piteous enough to yield emotional depth. The lead character is as personable as any high school kid trying to understand their own body, while also feeling constrained by their parental units. The lead character is not just a lesbian, with all the trappings of stereotypical behavior usually shown, even in indie faire. Lead character Alike (Oduye) is very intelligent, accomplished, and understands the perplexing complications of her sexuality versus expectations from her family and peers. As a character study it's pretty riveting, though the plot isn't all that new. While there's a central conflict between Alike and her family, it's more a struggle between her fighting parents and less to do with turmoil over her sexual preference. Much of what affects Alike's life, and the consequences of her actions, are only partially alluded to, but never explained in-depth. While this explores many facets about the world unseen in modern depictions of gay culture, it could have gone many steps further.
(gb) wrote: I had been wanting to see this for a long time, it's a really deep movie that could have delved a little more in the psychology of the parents and even more with the sub-plots...but I have a feeling I know where the characters are headed once I reached the end.
(au) wrote: A moving film and probably the best portraiture of sexuality in urban teenagers.
(ag) wrote: Wow, a LGBT I can totally relate too. Been in the same situation myself with parents not so happy about my life. Great performances by the cast and the story is on point - so authentic. Love it!
(br) wrote: Although it adheres to the formula that comes with its genre, "Pariah" is a compelling and necessary study of a black, gay woman having to fight against prejudice to find happiness and acceptance.
(ca) wrote: Very well acted, but the plot could've been a bit more complex.
(nl) wrote: The story was very well done and the acting was awesome. I recommend seeing it. It's not a movie I need to own but really enjoyed it. :)
(ag) wrote: Good movie....heartbreaking at times, fun at others....coming of age story of an African American lesbian, and the struggles she faces at home, and trying to come to be who she really is....great story.
(mx) wrote: Another movie every parent shall see
(kr) wrote: Absolutely heartbreaking
(ca) wrote: Sensitive coming-out story.