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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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Grandma: He used to be such a happy boy, he used to write me stories. I remember the first story he ever wrote me. Once upon a time there was a boy. And that became: Once upon a time there was a boy who wanted to fly and it just got better and better over time. I never did find out whether the boy got to fly.
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Colfer definitely outdid himself
24 December 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Struck By Lightning was perfect on all levels, I can't believe how much I related to Carson; he is definitely one of my new favourite fictional characters ever. As an aspiring author myself, this film was so inspiring for me in terms of writing, it's really made me want to get out there and achieve my goals and not end up in a terrible life that I don't like. This film, although with the unrealistic storyline, was still so realistic on so many levels and I think this will remain a lifelong favourite of mine. Chris is so talented on so many levels.

I cannot wait for this to be released on DVD in this country so I can keep it forever.

As a big fan of his television show, Glee, I immediately fell in love with Chris and his character there. I also, as well as Kurt Hummel, identify myself with Carson so much. I am so glad that I saw this film.


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