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Struck by Lightning (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 11 January 2013 (USA)
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A high schooler recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.

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Officer Murray
Donna Ann Ward ...
Officer #2 (as DonnaAnn Ward)
Amy Nabors ...
Reporter
Benjamin Byram ...
Singer #1
Jonathan Byram ...
Singer #2
Frank Noel ...
Pastor
Luke Lewis ...
Youngest Carson
Jenny Herrick ...
First Grade Teacher
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Neal Phillips
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Grandma
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Jay Malone ...
Algebra Teacher
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A high school boy, desperate to escape the idiocy of the people in his hometown, tries 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 footsteps of his drunken, divorced mother. Along the way he blackmails his fellow students into contributing to his literary magazine and discovers what it's 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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A personal raincloud can be deadly...

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Atingido Por um Raio  »

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

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$22,930 (USA) (11 January 2013)
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Final film of Polly Bergen. 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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[first lines]
Carson Phillips: I always thought death would be different. I expected a great wave of realization to sweep over me - suddenly the meaning of life would be answered along with every other question I ever had - but there was nothing to realize. I was dead.
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References Jersey Shore (2009) See more »

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Performed by Michael Van London
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A disappointment
25 November 2015 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a young man in high school, who has set his sight at a certain university to do a specific programming. On order to increase his chances of getting in, he has to use everything he knows of to get people to contribute essays for his newly created literary magazine.

The plot may sound fun and interesting, but it turns out to be not as funny as I expected it to be. The plot is plainly delivered, without dramatic moments or laugh out loud moments. Not even Rebel Wilson can make it funny! The only saving grace is Alison Janney, who is good as a single mother destroyed by a failed marriage. Maybe "Struck By Lightning" relies on dark humour, but it's not dramatic or engaging enough to work


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