|Lili Taylor||Patti Lucci|
|Ernestine Jackson||Nikki's Mom|
|Stephanie Berry||Angela's Mom|
|Asia Minor||Marlys Giovanni|
|Tom Gilroy||Richard Helms|
|Andrew Vandusen||Helms' Co-Worker|
|Carl Kwaku Ford||Jessie (Boom Box Guy)|
When high school senior Nikki commits suicide, the rest of her outcast friends try to figure out why. They stumble onto her diary and learn she had been raped, a fact that draws the others closer together as they fight through their own personal struggles. Patti has a child with a violent father. Emma is also a rape victim. Angela clashes with a student from another clique. And all aim for a better future amid the turmoil.