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April Showers (2009)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  18 April 2009 (USA)
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A look inside a tragedy through the eyes of a survivor. Based on actual events, April Showers is about picking up the pieces in the direct aftermath of school violence. Set in a middle ... See full summary »

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Sean Ryan
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Jason
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April
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Mr. Blackwell
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A look inside a tragedy through the eyes of a survivor. Based on actual events, April Showers is about picking up the pieces in the direct aftermath of school violence. Set in a middle class suburban neighborhood, April Showers focuses on the lives of a handful of teachers and students as they attempt to make sense of a world that has just been turned upside down by one of their own. With the community and an entire nation caught up in the 'story', the students of Jefferson High must turn to one another for answers. In the wake atrocity, the rifts caused by misinformation and a frenzied media prove difficult to overcome. Lost and lonely under the international spotlight, one young man navigates his way through his almost indiscernible home. From quaint suburban town to battlefield turned media circus, Jefferson High provides the backdrop for Sean's struggle to cope with the loss of his friend April. Written by April Wade, producer

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In an instant, their world changed forever.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for some disturbing violent content | See all certifications »

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Amok - Columbine School Massacre  »

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The shooters last name, Harris, is an obvious reference to Columbine Massacre assailant Eric Harris. His first name, Ben, may possibly be a reference to the other Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold whose middle name was Bennet. See more »

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I Won't Cry
Music by Dominik Rausch
Lyrics by Janel Parrish
Performed by Janel Parrish
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One long Boring scene
11 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movies plays out like one long drawn out sad scene. You never have time to feel anything for the characters because they are too busy being consumed by grief FOR HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. The acting is one step above your average Doritos commercial and the cinematography is film school at best. As for the sound track I think this was the only movies I have ever watched that had one continuous crappy sad song playing throughout. It was like being stuck at a wake with a bunch of kids who just lost their tickets to a Jonus Brothers concert. If you see this DVD at any time RUN RUN or grab it and flush it down the toilet.


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