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      Not Like Everyone Else

      TV-14 2006 1 hr. 36 min. Drama List
      Reviews 54% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Members of an Oklahoma community accuse an American Indian teenager (Alia Shawkat) of practicing witchcraft. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member This was more like one of those ABC after school specials than a movie I'd expect to see on Amazon Prime. It did, however send a great message about what life is like in high school when you don't "fit in". There's always that one person in your class that isn't happy unless they're making someone else's life miserable-even though they're popular and are sitting on top of the world. But the main character fights back and in the end, while she may not have won the war, she won a battle. I admire Brandy for knowing when to call off the war and recognizing that she got what she wanted; getting her good name and reputation back and earning her dad's respect. I think this movie is pretty much geared for middle school kids who aren't as jaded as kids in high school. It was something to watch after watching all the movies I was really interested in. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member It is hard to believe this movie was based on a true story. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting to see a movie about the post days of Columbine in nearby schools. It showed not all kids who are different are up to something bad. Good movie with a message. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Typical TV movie treatment of an interesting case. The ending is pretty awful. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member It is so horrible that people can behave like this towards one another. Just because you are different, it doesn't make you bad. Judging people who are different is what ends up causing all the trouble in the first place. Sometimes people can be so blind. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member like my high school life like any high school there are "mean girls", and all they do is want attention and some1 to laugh at , and to get others and trouble and take the blame, its stupid how the school didnt do anything about really till the end , and nobody listened to her, like i said until the end "Shortly after the Columbine High School massacre, Union Intermediate High School (in Tulsa, Oklahoma) was one of many schools around the country increasing security measures to prevent school shootings. Brandi Blackbear wrote horror stories similar to those of Stephen King, dressed in a slightly Gothlike way, and was not afraid to be herself, or to stand up to bullying by popular kids. Her defiance engendered hostility toward her from certain segments of her school's culture. False stories of threats of violence were circulated, and the combination of her writing and authorities' natural hyperawareness following Columbine led to her being suspended. When some of her fellow students later saw her checking out a book on world religions, including Wicca (as research for her stories), they immediately branded her a witch, and eventually accused her of casting a spell that made a teacher sick. Fear of her spread through much of the school, and she was once again suspended. Finally, her parents went to the ACLU, where they were told they had a good case against the school for violating her civil rights. The ACLU sued the affluent school for $10 million, even though the Blackbears were not sure they deserved that much based on what Brandi had suffered. Still, the ACLU argued that the school would not take any lesser claim seriously. When the school offered a settlement, the Blackbears refused. They were not interested in the money, despite needing it; what they really wanted was to have their story heard in court to inform the public that the school had mistreated Brandi. The judge ruled to dismiss the charges rather than going to trial, and ordered the Blackbears to pay $6000 in court fees, which they could not afford. Eventually it was agreed to drop the fees if the Blackbears dropped their appeal." Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Members of an Oklahoma community accuse an American Indian teenager (Alia Shawkat) of practicing witchcraft.
      Director
      Tom McLoughlin
      Screenwriter
      Jamie Pachino
      Production Co
      Jaffe/Braunstein Films
      Rating
      TV-14
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 19, 2017