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(2020) (Nicole Beharie, Alexis Chikaeze) (Not Rated)

At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Minor
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Mild
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Moderate
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) Minor
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking Moderate
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Minor

Drama: A hard-working but poor mother prepares her daughter for the same college scholarship winning pageant that she won years earlier.

Back in 2004, Turquoise Jones (NICOLE BEHARIE) won the Miss Juneteenth Pageant in Fort Worth, Texas, but her promising future ended up derailed when she got pregnant by Ronnie (KENDRICK SAMPSON). They're still married but living apart, and their nearly 15-year-old daughter, Kai (ALEXIS CHIKAEZE), lives with Turquoise who works as a waitress at a barbeque joint run by Wayman (MARCUS M. MAULDIN) and Betty Ray (LIZ MIKEL) and does makeup work at the local funeral home run by Bacon (AKRON WATSON).

Fully aware of her contentious relationship with her own ultra-religious and alcoholic mother, Charlotte (LORI HAYES), Turquoise wants a better bond between her and Kai as well as a better future for her daughter. Accordingly, and with the Miss Juneteenth Pageant offering a full scholarship to any black college, she's pushing her girl to enter and win, and is trying to earn enough money to pay for Kai's dress and entry fee, what with Ronnie not being a reliable source of financial support.

But the teen is more interested in pursuing her passion for dance when not hanging out with fellow teen Quantavious (JAIME MATTHIS) who Turquoise sees as nothing but potential trouble. With the pageant quickly approaching, Turquoise tries to keep it together and hopes her daughter might win and thus avoid repeating the mistakes she made.

It's possible some teens might be interested.
The film is the equivalent of an R due to some brief strong language.

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