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Struck by Lightning (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy , Drama | 11 January 2013 (USA)
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A high schooler recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.

Director:

Brian Dannelly

Writer:

Chris Colfer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebel Wilson ... Malerie Baggs
Chris Colfer ... Carson Phillips
Allison Janney ... Sheryl Phillips
Scott Bailey ... Officer Murray
Donna Ann Ward Donna Ann Ward ... Officer #2 (as DonnaAnn Ward)
Amy Nabors Amy Nabors ... Reporter
Benjamin Byram Benjamin Byram ... Singer #1
Jonathan Byram Jonathan Byram ... Singer #2
Frank Noel Frank Noel ... Pastor
Luke Lewis Luke Lewis ... Youngest Carson
Jenny Herrick Jenny Herrick ... First Grade Teacher
Dermot Mulroney ... Neal Phillips
Polly Bergen ... Grandma
Adam Kolkin ... Young Carson
Jay Malone Jay Malone ... Algebra Teacher
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Storyline

A high school boy, desperate to escape the idiocy of the people in his hometown, tries to create a way in which he can move to New York, attend the college of his dreams and do something other than live in the footsteps of his drunken, divorced mother. Along the way he blackmails his fellow students into contributing to his literary magazine and discovers what it's like to feel accomplished. Does he get accepted into the college of his dreams? Is he going to make a difference and follow his life goal? Written by Jo J.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A personal raincloud can be deadly...

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

11 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atingido Por um Raio See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,940, 13 January 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,930, 13 January 2013
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the fact that she plays a high school student, Rebel Wilson was 32 years old during filming. See more »

Goofs

The modifications of the "Literary magazine submissions" box change when Malerie and Carson speak. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Carson Phillips: I always thought death would be different. I expected a great wave of realization to sweep over me - suddenly the meaning of life would be answered along with every other question I ever had - but there was nothing to realize. I was dead.
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Connections

References The Hills (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday
Written by Freddie Perren and Christine Yarian (ASCAP)
Published by Jobete Co Music Inc.
Performed by the Byram Brothers
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Colfer definitely outdid himself
24 December 2012 | by hsmboy72See all my reviews

Struck By Lightning was perfect on all levels, I can't believe how much I related to Carson; he is definitely one of my new favourite fictional characters ever. As an aspiring author myself, this film was so inspiring for me in terms of writing, it's really made me want to get out there and achieve my goals and not end up in a terrible life that I don't like. This film, although with the unrealistic storyline, was still so realistic on so many levels and I think this will remain a lifelong favourite of mine. Chris is so talented on so many levels.

I cannot wait for this to be released on DVD in this country so I can keep it forever.

As a big fan of his television show, Glee, I immediately fell in love with Chris and his character there. I also, as well as Kurt Hummel, identify myself with Carson so much. I am so glad that I saw this film.


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