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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 wrote you a story, Grandma.
Grandma: Let me see. Once upon a time there was a boy. Why! It could use a little development, but it's a great beginning.
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Not your average Teen movie
24 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

This film wasn't what I was expecting - but still enjoyed it.

A warning - don't expect it to be like Glee, it won't leave you feeling uplifted at the end. Having seen the trailer and Rebel Wilson, I assumed this was going to be a comedy, but its actually quite tragic and sad - there are few laughs though.

It actually reminds me of the film 'Orange County' (with Colin Hanks and Jack Black). Carson like Hank's character is trying to escape his difficult family circumstances and go to college and then on to a successful career. Orange County is a little more light hearted though.

Its a good effort by Chris Colfer and out of all the Glee cast I can see him being the most successful. He could be another Ryan Murphy in the making - only nice.


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