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The Curse of Downers Grove (2015)

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A teen angst thriller at a high school gripped by an apparent curse that claims the life of a senior every year. Story follows a senior, Chrissie, who is skeptical, and another, Tracy, who believes that she may be the next victim.

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Derick Martini

Writers:

Bret Easton Ellis (screenplay), Bret Easton Ellis | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bella Heathcote ... Chrissie
Lucas Till ... Bobby
Helen Slater ... Diane
Penelope Mitchell ... Tracy
Mark L. Young ... Ian
Zane Holtz ... Guy
Martin Spanjers ... David
Jeff Staron ... Ezra
Marcus Giamatti ... Rich
Tom Arnold ... Charlie
Kevin Zegers ... Chuck
Sean A. Rosales ... Mike (as Sean Rosalies)
Joel Michael Kramer Joel Michael Kramer ... Ryan (as Joel Kramer)
Steven Martini ... Detective Libretti (as Steve Martini)
Jason Dubin ... Detective
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Storyline

Chrissie's last week of high-school in Downers Grove, IL. is a paranoid trip through a small Midwestern town gripped by a 'curse' that claims the life of one high school senior every year. With only five days to graduation, Chrissie Swanson is beginning to wonder if she will be the next victim of the Curse of Downers Grove. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Maldição de Downers Grove See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Hayden Panettiere, Lucy Hale, and Nikki Reed were all cast in the lead female roles when the project was announced in 2011. All dropped out for unknown reasons. See more »

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Performed by Daniel Bedingfield, Adam Fenton
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The Curse of Incoherence
8 May 2016 | by ignoratushominisSee all my reviews

This movie had potential, but this potential was murdered by the curse of incoherence, such as countless other potentials in countless other movies.

The story starts out well, and then you wait for something to happen, and you wait some more, but nothing really happens. At the end, your brain tells you that things make sense, but they really don't, the ending would be suitable for another movie.

The acting is below average, the lead actress is cold and distant, which makes it hard to identify with her. The "villain" is weak and unconvincing, and Tom Arnold, well, i have no idea what he's doing in this movie taking this role.

The directing is promising, maybe if the director makes another attempt with a better script, he would probably avoid falling for the curse of incoherence. I don't recommend this film to anyone, unless they want to study it as an example of faulty filmmaking.


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