Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.


Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.

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African-American director Leslie Harris's first feature is a slice-of-life examination of a saucy high-school girl's social and sexual dilemmas. Harris's shot her film for $100,000 in seventeen days and won a prize at the Sundance Film Festival for outstanding achievement in a first feature. The film can be sliced into two distinct sections. The first half concerns Brooklyn high-school student Chantel (Ariyan Johnson) as she deals with academic disagreements with her teachers (at one point getting into shouting match about the Holocaust), takes advantage of her boyfriend's wallet to go on a shopping spree, and confronts yuppies in the Upper West Side gourmet shop where she works. The film turns melodramatic in the second half as Chantel becomes pregnant and tries to evade the responsibility of giving birth while continuing at high school.

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Money Dunham
as Denisha
Wendell Moore
as Mr. Moore
Karen Robinson
as Debra Mitchell
Tony Wilkes
as Owen Mitchell
Johnny Roses
as Mr. Weinberg
Monet Dunham
as Denisha
Erwin Wilson
as Policeman 1
Wendall Moore
as Mr. Moore
Laura Ross
as Woman Customer
Thomas L. Thomas
as Policeman 2
Nicholas B. Carter
as Child Who Opens Bag
as Woman in Welfare Office
Ron L. Cox
as Clinic Doctor
Jasmine Thomas
as Chantel and Ty's Baby
Moise Dominique
as Newborn Baby
Gary Perez
as Store Manager
Lynn Franklin
as Social Worker
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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (10)

  • It's more of a harbinger of better things to come than a solid achievement in its own right, but it's moving in a fresh, invigorating direction.

    Sep 28, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. is a film to be enjoyed for its individual moments, Ariyan Johnson's winning charm as Chantel and the fact that Harris has put the spotlight on the girls who too often are just bystanders in other inner-city movies.

    Sep 28, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Stylishly shot and fast-paced, its hip-hop soundtrack features a host of women rappers, and its dialogue is heavy with attitude and body punctuation.

    Sep 28, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • What's exciting about this movie is a lot of loose details: frank girl talk about AIDS and birth control, glancing observations about welfare lines and the advantages of a boy with a car over one with subway tokens.

    Sep 28, 2015 | Full Review…
  • What's especially encouraging about Just Another Girl is that in it Leslie Harris demonstrates a genuine knack for capturing on film the sounds and rhythms of adolescence.

    Sep 28, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Although the film is punched up by some energetic cutting and hip-hop music, many dialogue scenes, particularly early on, are badly written and awkwardly staged.

    Jul 22, 2008 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

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  • Jun 25, 2008
    An interesting movie. Good story plot.
    Leo L Super Reviewer

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