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Something Like Summer (2017)

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Something Like Summer traces the tumultuous relationship of Ben and Tim, secret high school sweethearts who grow over the years into both adulthood enemies and complicated friends.

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David Berry

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Jay Bell (novel), Carlos Pedraza (screenplay adapted by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Davis ... Benjamin Bentley
Davi Santos ... Tim Wyman
Ben Baur ... Jace Holden
Ajiona Alexus ... Allison Cross
Jana Lee Hamblin ... Mrs. Bentley
Ron Boyd ... Mr. Bentley
Tristan Decker ... Bryce Hunter
Madisyn Lane Madisyn Lane ... Krista Norman
Chip Sherman Chip Sherman ... Ronnie Adams
Greg James ... Mr. Wyman
Will Shepherd Will Shepherd ... Señor Langdon
Cassie Caldera ... Mrs. Guerta
Tellier Killaby ... Dr. Crouse
Riley S. Stewart Riley S. Stewart ... Karen Bentley
Quigley Provost-Landrum Quigley Provost-Landrum ... Mrs. Wyman
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Benjamin Bentley is an openly gay 17 year-old boy in Houston, Texas, with not so many friends. He suddenly becomes so infatuated with Tim Wyman, a handsome, popular - apparently straight - newcomer. When a not-so-accident brings them together, their love story begins. They start a secret relationship and build a world of their own. Something Like Summer is a coming of age story of true long-lasting love, about insecurities, social pressure, heartache and love again that spans 12 years. It's about being true to yourself, letting your heart lead the way and discovering the strength of love. Written by Philip Palovcik

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Popular YouTubers Will Shepard and RJ Aguiar of SHEP689 will make appearances. See more »

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When they first go to take Tim to the hospital, his car is a Ferrari F355. However, when they start driving, the car turns into a 308GTB. Upon returning, the car turns back into an F355. See more »

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Great Movie - Without the Musicals
22 September 2017 | by danyelopoindexterSee all my reviews

I gave it a 7/10 because Davi Santos who played Tim really brought this movie together for me. This is someone who has not read the book series and I plan on reading it later on. I only found out about it through this movie and a LOT of people say its great, but there are still mixed reviews on the book being over hyped. However, I won't judge a book I haven't read. So here's a point of view from someone who has never read the novels.

The movie had some great aspects and had some (better left out) parts. The better left out parts, I would have to utterly agree, was the musicals. I'm not a fan of musicals but I will watch them and delve into their authenticity. The problem with this one was some of the beats were off, they did some erratic, and there was a couple of time I saw the crewmen's shadows and personally that just bothered me. I think the movie would have gotten a solid 10 if the musicals were cut out.

I'm not sure how Ben comes off in the book, but I really do think that Ben and Tim in this movie (basically the actors) had great chemistry on set. I didn't see this with the third lead character aka Jace. He was a nice put it but I didn't see the same connection so his story was a little dry even though the actor did a great job.

The best parts about this movie was the color progression throughout the years and how it changed according to their age. I also think Davi Santos, like I mentioned before, brought the substance of this movie together, specifically with his eye movements. He knows how to bring in emotions with his eyes and follow the camera spot on. He gave me a better connection to the character than anyone else did. On top of that, I have to say that I loved the instrumental pieces in this movies. They were cued at the right time, and really went hand in hand with the substance of the movie.

But yes, unfortunately, I really didn't care for the musicals. They could have strayed their attention away from that area. It was just too erratic and too dry for me. I was about at a 5/5 when I first saw this movie because I'm not sure if the Ben character is like this in the book, but he really didn't seem to get the point of view of Tim who didn't get that same support in any way from his parents. And it bothers me that this was never really mentioned except for one measly scene that was gone in a second. And the movie ended without that ever being brought up. I mean, Ben called him a coward, but he was shaped that way because of his parents upbringing and it takes a while for a person to free themselves from that way of thinking. If the movie delved into that aspect a little more, I could ignore the musicals and give it a solid 10/10. The second time I watched it, I ignored the musicals (lol) and studied the actors and the focus on their role. That's when I had to bring this up to a 7/10. It has a really good storyline with some choppy build up during middle scenes, but the best part is the beginning and then end for me. The end really tied together a nice scene that wasn't too pushy to the audience.


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