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Barely Lethal (2015)

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A teenage special ops agent coveting a "normal" adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls in a suburban high school. She quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of high school is more challenging than international espionage.

Director:

Kyle Newman

Writer:

John D'Arco
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaime King ... Analyst Knight
Samuel L. Jackson ... Hardman
Madeleine Stack ... Megan (8)
Eva G. Cooper Eva G. Cooper ... Heather (8) (as Eva Cooper)
Hailee Steinfeld ... Megan Walsh
Sophie Turner ... Heather
Andre Pushkin Andre Pushkin ... Man on Subway
Jessica Alba ... Victoria Knox
Bruno Gunn ... Henchman Jones
Dove Cameron ... Liz Larson
Rachael Harris ... Mrs. Larson
Jason Drucker ... Parker Larson (as Jason Ian Drucker)
Alexandra Krosney ... Cindy
Emma Holzer ... Donna
Gabriel Basso ... Gooch
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Storyline

Megan Walsh has been training to be an international assassin for Hardman. However, while she is on a mission, she notices how other teenagers her age seem to be having fun and enjoying their lives. Desiring a normal life, she bails out of a mission and enrolls in a student exchange program, while in the process of being adopted by a foster family. She soon becomes a part of the high school and is subjected to the pressures and life of being in its environment. Written by TrailerMusicVibe

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An ordinary life is an impossible target. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual material, teen drinking, language, drug references and some action violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aproape letala See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Dove Cameron (Liz) and Samuel L. Jackson (Hardman) are in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Ruby Hale in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) and Nick Fury, respectively. See more »

Goofs

In the last helicopter scene you can see Megan getting in the left side of the helicopter. However, helicopter pilots should always fly from the right seat. It is possible to fly in the left seat, but they are supposed to fly in the right seat. See more »

Quotes

Hardman: Anyone talks, eventually.
Victoria Knox: I'm not just anyone. Am I, Dumbledore?
Hardman: You could have played with the good guys.
Victoria Knox: Good guys? We destroy lives.
Hardman: Only the ones that need to be destroyed.
Victoria Knox: I'm not talking about the targets.
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References Mean Girls (2004) See more »

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Written by Diplo (as Thomas Pentz) (ASCAP), Dave Taylor (ASCAP), Amber Coffman (SESAC), David Longstreth (BMI)
Performed by Major Lazer' featuring Amber Coffman
Published by Songs Music Publishing LLC on behalf of I Like Turtles Music (ASCAP), Songs of SMP (ASCAP), EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP), Switch Werd Music (ASCAP), Hollertronix, Domino Publishing Company of America Inc., administered by Domino US Publishing Company (BMI), Memory Foam (SESAC)
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"Sure I'm no Vera Farmiga but I believe I have talent."
14 June 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

I'm not sure why this one is being slammed so much. I thought it was silly, fun entertainment. Totally harmless fluff but what's wrong with that? Hailee Steinfeld leads a great cast, none of whom disappoint. Nice to see Sophie Turner in a role light years away from Game of Thrones. I thought Jessica Alba and Sam Jackson were both good. Alba seems to be having the time of her life. Rachael Harris and Rob Huebel are both hilarious. Jason Ian Drucker is a little scene stealer. He's great every time he's on screen. I loved his part in the final battle. It's somewhat reminiscent of the Spy Kids movies but less annoying and not as much cartoonery. Yes it's by-the-numbers in most respects but it's just trying to entertain, not reinvent cinema as we know it. Most of the complaints I see are from people saying the movie "could have been more/better." Well you just described 99% of movies. There's always room for improvement. Why don't we just judge it by what it is not what we wish it was? I think it's a fun lightweight teenage action comedy that has appeal for young and old alike. And that's enough for me.


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