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Swimming Upstream (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama
The scrapbook of most teenagers shows family members and friends at a picnic, at the high school basketball game, at Disneyland. Morris Bird III's, however, paints a different picture. This... See full summary »

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Robert J. Emery

Writers:

Don Robertson (novel), Robert J. Emery
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Czuchry ... Morris Bird III
Elisabeth Harnois ... Julie Sutton
Michael Moriarty ... Morris Bird II
Kelly Rutherford ... Sandra Bird
Ben Savage ... Teddy Benevides
Barbara Orson Barbara Orson ... Minnie Goldfarb
Ron Dean ... Coach Cramer
Edwin W. Thurston Edwin W. Thurston ... Mr. Barron
Justin Ordman Justin Ordman ... Gavin Richards
Nigel Gore Nigel Gore ... Hospital Orderly
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Dr. Henry Berkson
Patricia Fellows Patricia Fellows ... Woman Customer
Eric Ruben ... Man Customer
Marian Varon Marian Varon ... Mrs. Pruitt
Caleb Neves Caleb Neves ... Mt. Hope High School Soccer Team / Classmate
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The scrapbook of most teenagers shows family members and friends at a picnic, at the high school basketball game, at Disneyland. Morris Bird III's, however, paints a different picture. This happy-go-lucky, all-American kid whose only wish in life is to get laid by his cute, but hesitant girlfriend suddenly faces terminal cancer, bringing painful and difficult issues to the surface. Picture an alcoholic father, played by Michael Moriarty, whose devotion to the bottle and mastery of self-pity keeps him from communicating with his son and daughter. Picture a teenage boy whose English teacher encourages him to write; he's eloquent, full of passion for life, and is the type of free-spirit who goes against the grain, walking up on the wrong side of the escalator. Picture a best friend, played by Ben Savage, who may not be the most mature person in the world, but his support makes up for that. Then there's a sister who nurses the wounds felt from living in a fractured family. Now try to ... Written by John Howard

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English

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Morris Bird III: Spring is not always life, summer not always warmth. Sometimes this season brings sadness and tears. Spring is often a struggle... summer a disappointment.
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Sexy Lady
Composed by Gabriel J. Maciocia
Published by Stack/Ursula
Top Ten Hits (BMI)
Recorded by The Four Tops
Courtesy of Stack Entertainment
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unoriginal
12 January 2011 | by hendrikje-schuettSee all my reviews

Not horrible, but far from great. Very predictable storyline (and there are better films to see if you're into this sort of movie). Ben Savage was definitely the stand-out with the only fun character in the entire thing. Must mention the horrible score and general music selection throughout the entire film. Their purpose is to underline a certain emotion with subtle tunes. This failed here to the point where I was hoping that the horrible seemingly never ending non-stop background music would stop already. Everyone's acting seemed good enough, but there are too many other bad things about it that the acting alone wouldn't safe the film for me.


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