Set in and around a Philadelphia high school and cast with actors who are uniformly in their 20s, this movie feels artificial from the start. Itâs narrated by Jackie (Keke Palmer) who lets out a stream of information about a dozen characters at once. And she keeps chattering as she falls in tedious love with the much wealthier Chris (Quincy Brown).
The nighttime scenes have a dreamy street-lit look; the banter of the characters can be funny; Macy Gray has a raspy realness as Jackieâs and her brother Juneâs alcoholic mother.
But typical of the punches pulled is June (Cory Hardrict), who is âprovidingâ for the family in an illegal way that âBrotherly Loveâ coyly refuses...Full review >>