Longtime friends Charlie, Miller and Stef have just graduated from university in the Québec town where they grew up. Before they start their adult lives, they are hanging out for the summer, which marks the emotional end of their youth. The end of that youth is punctuated by Charlie and Miller having lived together through university in the house where Charlie grew up - which was a second home for Miller in their childhood - and which Charlie's parents are selling now that the boys have graduated and are moving on with their lives. Charlie, the alpha of the group, is affectionately referred to as the Chairman, especially as it applies to their summer ritual of hanging out at the local public pool, where they have their set spot that no one is to intrude without their permission. Outwardly, Charlie, with no set plans, is hanging onto their youth the hardest, he largely dictating what the friends do, continuing his womanizing ways and playing solitaire on his computer late at night,... ... Written by
i can't believe i got so lucky...bit of a run on rant
an amazing film. I truly cannot believe that my boredom..as i was walking through the house with the channel just happening to be on bravo(where i came across this gem) and sat down...got through Miller's drunken rant...(yes i did see it starting from there) and was instantly hooked...then right into Millers apology the next morning and just parked myself there with absolutely no regard for homework(as usual), socializing(commonly disregarded by myself...only for a good reason) and my other hobby(besides watching movies) which is art, which i had every intent on doing and amazingly caught this, that is Summer. I knew instantly by looking at it that it was independent, i knew id want to watch it..and i knew i began to like it...but much like "Train 48" and "Rub and Tug"...along with Degrassi...of any kind...i realized it was Canadian...unlike all previously mentioned Canadian productions, this film had something those didn't...greatness. This movie should be seen by many other people...and sadly probably wont since its apparently not available on DVD...because it has done for me what no other...and i literally mean absolutely no other Canadian TV show or film has done for me...its inspired me. Being an aspiring Canadian teen filmmaker...(i thought i'd let you all in on the label..just in case you were wondering, 17) i knew that ...well besides french independent Canadian cinema...not much stuff that can match with the rest of the Hollywood films has come from Canada. And not much from Canada inspires me, usually it is some sort of indie flick from Red Bank, NJ or something like Requiem for a Dream, something that takes an idea and just makes it all the better. I love those types of movies, and this one certainly did that. Sadly ill have to stop my rant here because its 7:52 in the morning and i have to go get an education...but ill stop here with this...i certainly have a new understanding of what it might take to be able to create such a film. And it literally makes me feel very lucky because had i not been so bored...i would not have seen it...and not had such an epiphany..."A scholar who can quote f**king Beuller!?"..."I prefer knowledge junkie"...Latte
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