Around the Fire is the deeply resonant story of a boy named Simon, who despite being raised in an upper-class Manhattan household with all its privileges--and restrictions--is haunted by ... See full summary »
Around the Fire is the deeply resonant story of a boy named Simon, who despite being raised in an upper-class Manhattan household with all its privileges--and restrictions--is haunted by the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of his mother. In Simon's eyes, his high-powered businessman father Matt wasted no time in remarrying his stepmother Lauren, a woman with a perfect facade whom he suspects of having an affair with Matt long before his mother's demise. When Simon is sent away to boarding school in preparation to attend Princeton, he meets Andrew, who introduces him to marijuana and LSD, and immerses him into a whole new world populated by dreamers, artists, utopians, flower children and partiers who spend the better part of their lives "on tour" at musical festivals. Simon is deeply moved by the beauty and freedom of these people, and feels they are the family he has always sought. At his very first concert Simon meets Jennifer, a beautiful young hippie to whom he is ... Written by
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Simon is an adult. He doesn't have to see you if he doesn't want to.
There must be something we can do.
Well, you uh. You can stay and go through our family program, if you'd like.
Family program. It's outta the question.
We'll get a lawyer, we'll be back here in an hour. (to Lauren, about to walk away): Come on.
No. Matt we've gotta stay.
Lauren, stay for, stay for what? This is...What are you gonna do sit around with a bunch of doctors examining our inner child?
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Wow man! This is a great movie. Tie-dyes, drugs, free love, and great music..... what more could you ask for??? This movie is an accurate representation of the "struggle" young people could have with the act of balancing drugs and school. A small, but notable aspect of this movie is the way it depicts being high. So accurate:) It doesn't over-do it like most movies. Also, it reminds me of summers that I have with friends around the fire. good times. The other actors in the movie also do a good job. Any fan of psychedelic-era music and activities should watch this movie. It might bring back some memories, but what do i know, i wasn't around then. Regardless of what others think, i would definitely recommend this movie. I managed to pick mine up on amazon for about 4 dollars. so what do you have to lose?
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