|Julia Stiles||Sara Johnson|
|Sean Patrick Thomas||Derek Reynolds|
|Kerry Washington||Chenille Reynolds|
Sara is moved from a small Midwestern town to the south side of Chicago when her mother dies in a car accident, and must live with her father. She soon falls for an African American teenager at her new high school and he has less than an idyllic past. They share a love for dance (ballet and hip hop respectively) and together they tackle the problems that go with an interracial relationship.