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A group of at-risk teens are sent to a what they think is a rehabilitation program on Fiji, but it's really a prison-like camp where kids are abused and brainwashed.

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When provocatively impish drug addict Sophie is forcibly shipped off by her passive mother and brutally domineering stepfather to dodgy, messianic and platitude-spouting Dr. Arthur Hail's completely isolated Fiji island boot camp for wayward teens (a.k.a. Camp Serenity), her perfectly respectable boyfriend Ben refuses to stand passively by. He fakes a drug problem to get himself enrolled in Dr. Hail's Advanced Serenity Achievement Program, where he plans to find and escape with Sophie. Meanwhile both teens witness and endure the physically harsh and psychologically brutal conditions fostered by the doctor and enforced by Logan, his militaristic and imposing chief of security - where all "enrollees" have "less rights than prisoners on death row." Written by KGF Vissers

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Every year troubled teens are sent away to change their lives. On this island they must fight to save them. See more »

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8 May 2008 (Kuwait)  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Peter Stormare plays Dr. Arthur Hail, but closing credits list the character's name as Dr. Norman Hail. Nowhere in the film is he ever called Norman. See more »

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When Sophie first arrives, Ellen says she has two months left. When Sophie is later put in the circle, they say Sophie's been there for over a month. Right after that, as they are seeing people leave, they mention Ellen leaving in two months again. See more »

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Sophie: Yeah, it wasn't really a very friendly welcome chaining us to some cement blocks and then nearly half-drown...
Dr. Arthur Hail: Each one of you have emotionally, psychologically and even physically kept your parent chained to a block of concrete day and night for years now, so we think it's only fair to let our newcomers experience what it must feel like to be in your parents' shoes, if only for one night.
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Hang Me Up to Dry
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Written by Matt Aveiro, Matt Maust, Jonnie Russell, and Nathan Willett
Performed by Cold War Kids
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worth watching
31 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Within the first ten seconds, the movie introduction says, "There are over 200 hundred Boot Camps..." -_- Other than that, this movie was pretty amazing.

I felt captivated from the first scene, and only became more intrigued as the story line progressed. There were some satisfyingly, unexpected turnouts, and I loved that. However, the ending...I didn't buy it.

Overall, the plot made me think, and I could really feel for the characters. It's shocking to see that camps like this exist, but I feel that this film has definitely raised awareness.

Definitely worth watching. Plus, Mila Kunis is a beautiful woman to watch =)


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