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Standing Up (2013)

PG | | Drama | 16 August 2013 (USA)
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Two kids befriend each other after being left stripped nude in a lake as the victims of an immature summer camp prank. They run away from camp and for three days learn more about each other than they've ever known before.



(screenplay), (novel)
3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
... Howie
... Grace
... Meg
... Hofstadder
... Margo Cutter
... Mr. Carlson
Alexus Lapri Geier ... Tiwana
Deidra Shores ... Lydia
... Calvin
... Butch
... Mr. Russell
... Bryce
... Murphy
Daniel Caruso ... Arnold
... Eric (as Blake Griffin)


Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they decide to take off, on the run together. What follows is a three day odyssey of discovery and self-discovery. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including bullying, and for brief smoking and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 August 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Goat Island  »


Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


A long time passion project, Caruso first read the book in 1990. But it wasn't until 2000 that he started developing the project with producer Ken Aguado. See more »


This is supposed to be a summer camp. It's clearly autumn which means that the kids would be in school and not at camp. See more »


[first lines]
Grace: [narrating] I read about this monkey that the Russian government sent into outer space. They figured that after a few weeks it would die because the heat from the sun would become unbearable. They said he journey would prove to be invaluable to the advancement of the space program. I wondered how they choose that monkey - that specific one. And why, if he was so special, would they put him in a situation where he could die? If that monkey knew what they were choosing him for, would ...
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Christians Beware: Highly Inappropriate Movie
23 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

This movie left me wondering if the author and/or director are pedophiles. I thought this was a family movie but was horrified to watch it with my children. The sexual tension between these 12 year old kids throughout the movie was just plain creepy. They start out being left naked on an island. the girl wakes up the next morning on the shore of a river, having been covered by the boy with a blanket. They steal clothes to wear and the girl pulls her pants down far enough to prove to the boy that she is not wearing panties. There is a sexually charged scene where preteens are slow-dancing at a summer camp, groping each other and making out. The boy and girl wind up spending the night together in a motel room in the same bed (no implication that anything happens). There is a shot of the girl in the shower. Any positive anti-bullying message was completely overshadowed by the inappropriateness of depicting children as sexual beings. This movie was just plain sick and should be viewed by no one.

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