Using ragged production values to enhance his film's air of authenticity,
filmmaker Eugene Martin delivers a grueling inner-city drama about teens trapped by their limited perspective. Philadelphia high-schoolers James (Charlie Hofheimer) and his brother, Bobby (Ryan Patrick Carmody), hold after-school jobs, watch over their alcoholic father and look forward to the annual dance at St. Mark's Academy that celebrates the start of summer. Some of the upscale, suburban students regard kids like James and Bobby, who were born on the wrong side of the tracks, as one step above trailer trash. The inner circle of these snooty teens consists of spoiled bulimic Cherie (Heath...