Kim Wayans, Adepero Oduye, Aasha Davis and Charles Parnell star in Dee Rees’s inspiring film that critics hail is “Vibrantly alive! Potently moving and heartfelt!” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). Seventeen-year-old Alike (pronounced ah-lee-kay) lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is quietly embracing her identity as a lesbian. But whenever Alike's development becomes a topic of discussion at home, her parents’ already strained marriage is pushed to the breaking point. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity – sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward.

    • Rent $3.99
    • Buy $14.99

Trailers

Trailer
Trailer

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
227 Ratings
227 Ratings

94% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.8/10
  • Fresh 101
  • Rotten 7

Critics Consensus: Pulsing with authenticity and led by a stirring lead performance from Adepero Oduye, Pariah is a powerful coming out/coming-of-age film that signals the arrival of a fresh new talent in writer/director Dee Rees.

17+ COMMON SENSE

Smart, sad, empowering film about a teen coming out.

Information

Studio
Focus Features
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2010 Focus Features. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Thai (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

Viewers Also Bought

Movies in Drama