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Around the Fire (1998)

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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Young Simon
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Vegan GooBall Man
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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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Finding a place to belong is just the beginning. See more »

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Rated R for pervasive drug content, language, and some sex/nudity | See all certifications »
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26 September 1998 (USA)  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Quotes

Simon: It's my fucking package, Dad!
Matt: I know that!
Simon: Shit. What time is it?
Matt: It's time to open the package!
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Wake Up And Live
Written by Bob Marley
Recorded by Bob Marley & The Wailers (as Bob Marley and The Wailers)
used through the courtesy of Fifty-Six Hope Road Music, Ltd. and Odnil Music, Ltd. (ASCAP)
used through the courtesy of Island Records, Inc.
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Major Disappointment
2 August 2001 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I was really looking forward to seeing this movie, and then I saw it. I really felt like I was watching an R-rated afterschool special, combined with a depressing view of the (presumably) Phish scene. I will never watch this movie again in my life. It made me upset. I think Devon Sawa acted poorly in this film, but Bill Smitrovich was pretty good. Thats all I can say.


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