In New York City’s Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
IMDb rating: 7.3
Director: Lee Daniels
Writers: Geoffrey Fletcher (screenplay), Sapphire (novel)
Stars: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Paula Patton