User rating: 4

Release Date: December 28, 2011 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: April 24, 2012

R | 1h 26m | Drama

Alike (Adepero Oduye) is a 17-year-old African-American girl who lives with her parents (Kim Wayans, Charles Parnell) and younger sister (Sahra Mellesse) in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. A gifted student, Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian.

With the support of her best friend Laura (Pernell Walker), she is especially eager to find a girlfriend. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity.

Director: Dee Rees
Studio: Focus Features
Producer(s): Nekisa Cooper
Cast: Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aasha Davis, Nina Daniels, Charles Parnell, Sahra Mellesse, Pernell Walker
Writer(s): Dee Rees
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