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Critic Reviews for Girlhood
Like many similar documentaries, this 2002 feature doesn't present easy answers, but by letting the two girls register as individuals, it forces the viewer to care about them when few around them can be bothered.
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The trajectories of Shanae's and Megan's lives speak volumes for themselves.
An eye-opening sociological examination that is alternately moving and tedious. Ultimately, however, one can't help but be caught up in the travails of its two memorable subjects.
Audience Reviews for Girlhood
Rodd asked to never see anything like this again. I kind of agree, even thought it was good. It was really, really depressing.
This documentary shocks you at what is going on in some teenagers' lives as it follows two girls from Baltimore in their struggle through the justice system and transition into the real world and adulthood. The footage is very real as it explores juvenile delinquency along with its causes and solutions, both good and bad. Certain to cause wonder and worry.
It was crazy to see how some young people live their lives - acting out and even killing people with no remorse. Very sad.
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