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Dakota Skye (2008)

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For as long as she could remember, Dakota Skye has been cursed with a super power. She has the ability to see the truth in any lie she hears. From small, harmless white lies, to the more ... See full summary »

Director:

John Humber

Writer:

Chad J. Shonk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott F. Anderson Scott F. Anderson ... Casey (as Scott Anderson)
Matt Baker Matt Baker ... History Teacher
Eileen Seton ... Dakota Skye (as Eileen April Boylan)
Laci Couts Laci Couts ... Female Teacher (as Laci Buzzelli)
Calico Cooper ... Heather
Evan Cuthbert Evan Cuthbert ... Nerd
Bay Dariz ... Jacob
Lori Decker Lori Decker ... Sarah
Zacry Fox Zacry Fox ... Dan
Dominique Generaux ... Beth
J.B. Ghuman Jr. ... Kevin Miles
Lou Grande Lou Grande ... Terry
Destiny Hyden Destiny Hyden ... Denise
Brielle Montoya Brielle Montoya ... Dakota - 10 / 12 yrs old
Kassidy Muller Kassidy Muller ... Dakota - 6 years old
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Storyline

For as long as she could remember, Dakota Skye has been cursed with a super power. She has the ability to see the truth in any lie she hears. From small, harmless white lies, to the more devious kind, they have come from the people that she should trust the most; her family, friends and teachers. These lies have snowballed, leading to her becoming bitter and apathetic towards the world around her. Now seventeen, Dakota just watches the world happen around her, unmotivated to join it. She has a boyfriend who plays in a semi-popular local rock band and her best friend from childhood, but finds little joy in her own life. One day, Jonah comes into town. It only takes a few days before Dakota notices something about him that sets him apart from the other people in her life. He doesn't lie. Through her friendship with Jonah, her eyes are opened to the world around her and she sees that there is something out there more than all the lies. There is a possibility of something different... ... Written by John Humber

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug use

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Дакота Скай See more »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

When Dakota walks into class and falls asleep at her desk, she is only wearing two black and pink bracelets. In the next scene when she is being picked up from school she is suddenly also wearing a few blue bracelets. See more »

Quotes

Jonah Moreno: You know eventually we are gonna have to quit dreaming this dream?
Dakota Skye: Not right now...
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Soundtracks

If I Wanted To
Written by Aaron Moore and Bay Dariz
Performed by The Mercy Kiss
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You must see this film!
6 April 2008 | by flyoverlandSee all my reviews

Mr. John Humber is a name we will all soon be hearing about.

I just saw this movie at the Phoenix Film Festival... I was blown away by the quality of the writing, the acting, the soundtrack, and, above all, the direction, the overall creativity of it. Eileen April Boyle is a standout, though her co-stars put in good performances. The script by Chad Shonk is remarkable in its subtlety, its creativity (especially given the genre), and for the reality of the world presented.

As a point of comparison (for you indie film lovers), Ed Burn's debut, BROTHERS McMULLEN, doesn't hold a candle to this film. And that's not to diminish Mr. Burns, but rather to communicate the quality of this film. Remarkable. Outstanding.

I spoke with the director right after the screening, and he shared that it has been rejected from a number of festivals because there are no stars in the cast. The selection committees should be ashamed of themselves for such a decision.

If you get the chance, SEE THIS FILM. It has left me in that dream-like state which only excellent films can accomplish, where the characters are so well-drawn that you don't want it end, don't want the credits to play, and which holds your thoughts -- and your heart -- in its hands for a time afterward.

(John Humber, you're my hero.)


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