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Struck by Lightning (2012)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  11 January 2013 (USA)
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A young man recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.

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A high school boy desperate to escape the idiocy of the people in his hometown trys to create a way in which he can move to New York, attend the college of his dreams and do something other than live in the foot steps of his drunken, divorced mother. Along the way he blackmails his fellow students into contributing to his literary magazine and discovers what its like to feel accomplished. Does he get accepted into the college of his dreams? Is he going to make a difference and follow his life goal? Written by Jo J.

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$12,940 (USA) (11 January 2013)

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$22,930 (USA) (11 January 2013)
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Rebel Wilson was cast the day before filming began. Casting director, Michael V. Nicolo, had a dream about her in the role of Malerie and she came in to audition the next day. See more »

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The modifications of the "Literary magazine submissions" box change when Malerie and Carson speak. See more »

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Carson Phillips: I don't want you to shit a dime for me Nicholas.
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14 July 2013 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This movie was more than great. I can't really explain. It seemed strange in the beginning but then it all cleared. I'm a teenager myself and it's easy to feel what Criss want's me to feel. A quote from movie that really changed me, I think is "The thing i regret the most is waiting for life to begin". The reason why it made think a lot is because I do that. I wait for life begin. I don't live now, I wait say "when I get older I will..". But life is short and you can die in most unexpected ways ever. So from now on I will try to live and not wait for life to begin.

This movie really changed me, I really think.


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