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Summer Eleven (2010)

PG | | Drama, Family | 26 April 2011 (USA)
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The poignant, coming of age story about a group of eleven year old girls in their final summer before middle school.








Cast overview, first billed only:
... Vanessa
Meaghan Hughes ... Lizzie
... Cheryl
Rebecca Butterworth ... Miranda
Sarah Butterworth ... Jess
Sydney Fox ... Peri
Eno Fox ... Jeff
Jamie Butterworth ... Julie
... Linda
... Jenine
Eamon Hunt ... Martin
Carol Halter ... Dancing woman
Doug Halter ... Dancing man
Anne Flores ... Martin's Assistant
... Gerry


Aspiring 11 year old actress Vanessa and her three, fun-loving best friends savor their last summer before making the leap to middle school while embarking on four inspirational, sun-soaked adventures. As Vanessa prepares for the audition of a lifetime, Lizzie welcomes home her wheelchair-bound, war veteran brother; Jess contends with the pain of her parents separating; and a heavy secret weighs on the conscience of their new friend Peri. Before the summer has ended, all four girls will find the courage and friendship to face any challenge that life throws their way. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Family

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language

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26 April 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'ultima estate insieme  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Winner - Best Child Actor - International Family Film Festival - Alice Ziolkoski. See more »


The first time Vanessa and her mom return from an audition, she is in the front passenger seat next to her mom. However, when they pull into the driveway and she gets out. She is in the back passenger seat behind her mom. See more »


Referenced in Deadly Eyes: An Interview with Joseph Kelly (2014) See more »

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A wonderful movie showing the beauty of friendship and compassion amidst difficult situations in four girls' lives.
3 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

Well, first off, my IMDb account was created tonight just so I could vote for Summer Eleven.

Yesterday, my daughters saw this movie listed at Redbox and asked to see it; the review mentioned the movie was about four 11-year-olds the summer before entering middle school. I was a little hesitant since my girls are 8 and 6. We watched it together and were moved by the depth of the characters and the richness of their stories. When the movie was over, my 8-year-old and I kept saying, "That was Such a Good Movie!" As soon as my husband got home from work, the three of us couldn't wait to tell him we found a Great movie and to ask if he'd want to watch it the next night. We did. And we loved it even more.

This is a poignant film. I do feel that my girls got a wonderful glimpse into how rich friendship can be, and how compassion can make a difference.

When returning the movie, I wanted to keep it. But then thought, if I did, this wonderful gem wouldn't be available to the next patron. My family one day will have this in our movie library.

Eleven is the age of the four girls in Summer Eleven, however, one need not only be young in years to enjoy it.

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