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Around the Fire (1998)

 -  Drama  -  26 September 1998 (USA)
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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 »

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Matt Harris
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Andrew
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Trace
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Kate
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Lauren
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Simon's mother
Blaine Walker ...
Young Simon
Manny the Hippie ...
Vegan GooBall Man
Amos Glick ...
Neal
Heath Lourwood ...
Jason
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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 B Dahlia <bdahlia@nwlink.com>

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Rated R for pervasive drug content, language, and some sex/nudity | See all certifications »
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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Simon: Why weren't you in class?
Andrew: Because math sucks, man.
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Water of Love
Written by Mark Knopfler
Performed by Dire Straits
used by permission of 1978 Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Rondor Music (London) Ltd. (PRS) administers on behalf of Chariscourt Limited.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records inc. / Mercury Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Devon Sawa - one to watch
10 June 2002 | by (L A.) – See all my reviews

Caught this on cable the other night and was thoroughly mesmerized. An insightfully written and extremely well-realized piece about a young man's torturous journey to truth and inner peace, this film manages to avoid all the stereotypical, superficial claptrap inherent in this sort of story. At its core is a great performance by Canadian actor Devon Sawa, who brings complexity, turmoil and intelligence to the part of Simon. I will definitely be on the lookout for more of his work. Highly recommended.


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