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Toe to Toe (2010)



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Two seniors at an elite Washington, D.C. prep school forge a close relationship on the lacrosse field, only to find their growing bond tested in this drama inspired by a study that indicates interracial friendships end at age 14 for approximately 87 percent of American teenagers. Fiercely determined to succeed and build a brighter future outside of Anacostia, Tosha (Sonequa Martin) is an African-American scholarship student from one of Washington's poorest neighborhoods. Perhaps Tosha's polar opposite, Jessie (Louisa Krause) is a privileged white girl from Bethesda whose promiscuous tendencies threaten to become her undoing. Though the relationship shared between the two girls is most certainly of the love/hate variety, they both strive to gain a better understanding of one another's plight as society threatens to drive them ever farther apart.

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Critic Reviews for Toe to Toe

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (9)

It is a well-intended, complicated film we should be debating and encouraging similar projects in production. Welcome to the canon.

January 7, 2021 | Full Review…

Toe to Toe deserves credit for delving into the rich dynamics of interracial friendship and teenaged social tectonics. And it features some terrific acting.

April 2, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

For good stretches, Toe to Toe has an engaging frankness about youthful liberty as both a weighty armor and a dangerously alluring escape hatch.

March 12, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

What happens when a movie's lead actors are better than their material? You get something like Toe to Toe.

February 26, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

An unusually honest, compassionate and challenging view of contemporary youth, neither sugarcoated nor prurient.

February 25, 2010 | Rating: 4/5

Krause and Martin consistently rise above the material; we'll hopefully see more of them under better, less Larry Clark-like circumstances.

February 24, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Toe to Toe


Well-acted drama centered on interracial relationships and economic statuses between two vastly different worlds that connect demonstrating how small it is after all. A great film from the Sundance Film Festival.

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