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A breath of fresh air in a stale genre, Zoe Clarke-Williams's canny look at the catty world of college cliques is the smartest dissection of the complex world of class envy, social acceptance, and the seduction of privilege since Heathers. But this drama plays it for tragedy. Local working-class girl Mia Kirshner is transformed from social outcast to campus Cinderella and adopted into the hedonistic party world of a trio of rich fun-loving sorority princesses (Meredith Monroe, Dominique Swain, and Rachel True), and comes out the other end in a drug-induced coma. Confidently directed and elegantly constructed in puzzle-piece flashbacks, this sensitive, sympathetic, smartly made drama is refreshingly free of glib moralizing, the rare young-adult film that twists the usual clichés and leaves its audience with more questions than answers. The DVD also features an audio commentary track by director Zoe Clarke-Williams. --Sean Axmaker

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Mia KirshnerAlicia Campbell
Meredith MonroeHadley Ashton
Dominique SwainSidney Barrett
Scott BairstowTrevor
Rachel TrueJulianne Livingston
Taye DiggsSheriff Artie Bonner
Glynnis O'ConnorConnie Campbell
Joanna CantonSarah
Eric Michael ColeWarren
Oliver HudsonJosh
Dean JamesMax

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Zoe Clarke-Williams
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 91 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 12, 2002
    EuropeMar 3, 2003
    JapanFeb 26, 2003
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaMA
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJul 16, 2002
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