The only thing on young Moonie Pottie's mind is to get out of small town New Waterford. She dreams of being in a cosmopolitan city like Paris, Berlin or New York. Her teacher (Andrew McCarthy) sees promise in the girl, and submits her name to an arts school in NYC. When Lou, a girl from New York and the daughter of a disgraced boxer, moves in next door, she and Moonie slowly become friends. Together they learn about themselves in this coming-of-age story set in grey and oppressive Cape Breton. When Moonie is accepted to the school in New York her parents do not allow her to attend, and Moonie comes up with her own outrageous scheme to get out of New Waterford.
The review of this Movie prepared by A. Charlotte Riley