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Zebrahead is an interracial love story between Zack (Michael Rapaport) and Nikki (N'Bushe Wright), two high-school students in Detroit. Zack, who is white, meets Nikki through his best friend Dee Wimms (DeShonn Castle), and the two eventually fall in love. Their romance is plagued by trouble from the start, as their friends, fellow students, and family harass the couple.
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Critic Reviews for Zebrahead
In the absence of the usual teen-movie pyrotechnics, Zebrahead has a quiet, stagy style, more like a 1950's teleplay with a social conscience than a stormy present-day tale of racial strife.
Zebrahead is a thoughtful film that speaks honestly and hopefully to urban teens. Drazan has earned his stripes.
Zebrahead is not so much a movie as notes toward a movie - a good one, judging by what's on the screen.
In Anthony Drazan's enjoyably offbeat Zebrahead, racial definition is the least important thing about anybody.
The movie takes us to the two places where bigotry are both nurtured and perpetuated, the home (here single parent) and the racially diverse school, where the youngsters prove more mature and open-minded than their parents.
A movie more earnest and well-meaning than wholly successful, Zebrahead is still worthy of praise - if only for treating its teenagers like actual people.
The shooting seems like a lame attempt to inflate a small, well-observed story with a significance it hasn't earned.
The 'Okay, so what?' dissatisfied feeling does not serve this film well.
Some of the film comes off as rather superficial, but there are moments of truth that ring throughout.
The pulsing beats collected by music supervisor M.C. Serch...act almost as another living player in the film, imbuing it with a certitude which surely would have left Drazan's film lacking had it not been there.
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