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Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they decide to take off, on the run together. What follows is a three day odyssey of discovery and self-discovery. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for thematic elements including bullying, and for brief smoking and language | See all certifications »

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16 August 2013 (USA)  »

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Goat Island  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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The novel by Brock Cole is considered a modern classic in young adult literature and has won numerous accolades including: American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults; American Library Association Notable Children's Books; New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Books of the Year; Booklist Best Books of the '80s; Booklist Editors' Choice; Horn Book Magazine Fanfare List; Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books of the Year; School Library Journal Best Books of the Year. See more »

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Great Film
18 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was able to get to see this film at a local theater, almost by accident. It was wonderful, very emotional, and made me think about all the times I hear people complain that there are no good movies being made anymore - it's not true, you just have to find films like this one.

As other reviewers have said, this is a coming of age drama about two young kids who are the victims of summer camp bullies. Rather than return to the camp and face humiliation, they take off on an 2-3 day adventure, as the kids try to come to terms with the traumatic events and the hand that life has dealt them both. Together they find strength and comfort in friendship, and take one step closer to adulthood.

This is a very emotional film. I cried many times.

One warning: while this is a family film, I think it may not be appropriate for kids under 8-9 years old. But older kids and adults will find this a deep film and deeply moving.


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