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Contest (2013)

 -  Drama | Family  -  5 October 2013 (USA)
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A bullied high school student is suddenly befriended by his chief tormentor and together they face challenges that will change their lives forever.

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Matt Prylek
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Tommy Dolen
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'Gran' Angela Maria Tucci
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Sarah O'Malley
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Kyle Prylek
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Will Terkin
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Ned
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Quigs (as Jake Evan Schwencke)
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Bullied high school student Tommy (Daniel Flaherty) is suddenly befriended by his chief tormentor, Matt (Kenton Duty), the school's most popular student and star athlete. Tommy is suspicious, but is forced to accept the awkward friendship in order to enter a cooking contest with a big prize. And besides, it's so much easier to impress his crush, Sarah (Katherine McNamara), when he's not getting beat up by Matt and his team. As the cooking contest heats up, Sarah sniffs out a conspiracy, but nobody wants to hear about it. Can Tommy trust his budding friendship with Matt or is it all a huge joke on him? Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for some bullying, rude humor and language
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A number of the actors and crew have been involved in anti-bullying efforts around the country prior to being attached to Contest. See more »

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Waltz
Performed by A Great Big World
Written by Ian Axel & Chad Vaccarino
Produced & Mixed by Dan Romer
Published by Ian Axel/BMI & Chad Vaccarino/BMI
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A emotional & uplifting effort
10 January 2014 | by (NJ) – See all my reviews

Contest is an entertaining and satisfying look into the bully and the bullied. The rolls of, and the exchanges between characters are eye-opening portrayals of everyday people that I knew growing up. I think everyone knows and can identify with a character in the story that represents the feelings they had as a youth or adolescent... along with the awkward, confusing yet often beautiful emotions that they conjure. I wish this movie were around when my kids were younger, as I feel they could have benefited from seeing it. If you have teenagers, try to get this in front of them. It would be helpful, I believe, to show this film on a class-wide or school-wide level so kids could watch it together.


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