A Girl Like Her

Synopsis: 16 year old Jessica Burns has a secret that she's afraid to share with anyone - except her best friend, Brian Slater. For the past year she's been victimized by another girl - her former friend, Avery Keller, one of South Brookdale High School's most popular and beautiful students. What can you do when the world sees the image of a person but not the reality? With Brian's help and a hidden digital camera, the evidence of Avery's relentless harassment is captured and finally exposed-bringing both girls and their families face to face with the truth.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Amy S. Weber
Production: Parkside Releasing
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min


Jess, look over here.

What are you doing?

Where did you get that

and why are you

videotaping me?

- I found it.

- You found it?

OK, I didn't find it,

I bought it.

Do you have

your seatbelt on?

Yes, I do.

Your rearview

mirrors OK?


Oh, my gosh.

I get so scared

when you're driving.

- Why?

- I don't know.

Let's see how well

this turn... oh, no.

- OK, OK, don't judge me, don't judge me.

- Oh, my gosh.

This is exactly why

I get so scared.

Where are your books?

I forgot them.


How are you going to study

for that test tomorrow?

There's a test tomorrow?


All right, we need

to make a signature out.

Just say, "I'm Jess"

and "Peace!"

or something.

I'm outtie.

Wait, wait, wait.

- You're embarrassing me.

- What about... what about

just, like, a...

That was good.

You know, it's not

every day that you get to come

to a school anywhere

in America and see

this type of excitement

that doesn't surround sports.

The National Commission

for High School Education

does not hand

this honor out easily.

Number Ten

in the entire nation,

and they are more

than proud here because,

whether or not they knew

an award was at stake or not,

they did the right things.

We cannot go any further

without interviewing

the man of the hour.

We're talking about

the principal of this school,

and you're gonna hear

a lot of cheering

'cause these students

love this guy.

Principal Richard Harris.


Congratulations to you.

Thank you.

Thank you very much.

The eyes of the nation...

not on North Brookdale,

but on South Brookdale.


Yeah, Brookdale!

What is it about this school

that sets it apart?

I know the students are

special, but what about

the way things

are done here?

It's a community.

It's the parents

getting involved

with the students, getting

involved with the teachers,

everybody doing it.

It's a community effort

and then the kids

doing it themselves.

Without their hard work,

without them saying,

"We want to do this,"

this couldn't happen.

That's the only way I can

say it; it's everybody

doing what they should do,

and this is it!

We're the best!

Do you know

an average person laughs

about 15 times a day?


That was, like,

a courtesy laugh.

- I felt bad.

- Ha ha!

What are you doing?

Um, come here.

I went to a little spy

camera store...

and I found

this little guy.

That's not a camera.

It is a camera,

and I know how much

you like dragonflies,

so I talked to the guy

and... just

fancied it up

a little bit.

- But...

- I don't...

- We'll clip it here.

- Are you messing with me?

I'm dead serious.

It records.

It's recording

right now.


Yeah, it's recording.


That is actually

a camera.

Well, where's the...

where's the lens?

That's a secret.

I can't tell you.

But just know

that it's wireless

and I will turn it

on and make sure

it's all working.

I've rigged it

like a pin,

and we can put it

on you.

We can put it on

during school

and record


and it'll just look

like, you know,

a necklace or just

like you're wearing

a pin, and nobody will

ever know what it is.


are you in here?



Wake up! Jessica!



No, no, no, no, no!

What... what did you do?!

Sweetie, what did you do?!

What did you do?!

16-year-old female.

Overdosed on hydrocodone,

750 milligrams.

OK. Uh-huh. Yeah.

- Her vitals are very low.

- OK.

- 80 over 40.

- OK.

She's been unconscious

for two hours.

OK, get her in.

All right,

hook up a monitor.

Do an EKG.

Get a CBC,

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