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Sara (Julia Stiles) is moved from a small Midwestern town to the south side of Chicago when her mother dies in a car accident, and must live with her father. She soon falls for an African American teenager (Sean Patrick Thomas) at her new high school and he has less than an idyllic past. They share a love for dance (ballet and hip hop respectively) and together they tackle the problems that go with an interracial relationship.

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  • Sep 16, 2010
    I just liked the onscreen chemistry between the two main protagonists. After watching this I felt that anything is possible, never give up, work hard, cheerish the good times, and when you have a good friend to give a strong boost HELLO! good to go. A decent teen picture from my era.
    Brian R Super Reviewer
  • Nov 28, 2009
    I just found this to be extremely predictable and cheesy. It was an obvious attempt at a modern fairytale, in which the main character pursues her dream. The acting is extremely bad and alarmingly moody. I just felt there was no reason to enjoy this movie.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Jun 30, 2009
    This dramatic film also won MTV's Movie Awards Best Kiss honors for the kiss in the discreetly-filmed, inter-racial love scene between two Chicago dancers: 17 year-old would-be Julliard ballerina Sarah Johnson (Julia Stiles) and inner city black high school African-American student and hip-hopper Derek Reynolds (Sean Patrick Thomas)
    Arianeta L Super Reviewer
  • May 24, 2009
    A classic in it's own way.
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