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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

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 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 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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2017 (Australia) See more »

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Portland, Oregon, USA See more »

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16 : 9
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Will Shepherd and Rj Aguiar plan to get married the same year "Something Like Summer" comes out. 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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Good story but ran too much like daytime soap with unnecessary musical numbers.
13 November 2017 | by Remy_AzharySee all my reviews

I almost bought the book on Amazon. But the fool in me gave it a pass. Now that I'd seen the movie I have a rather mixed feelings about it. I mean the story is fine; beautiful, in fact.

But it ran so much like a daytime soap that it felt too sappy at times. And what's worse it tried to be a musical which was totally off. So much so that it even felt like "Glee".

In any event, putting the cheesiness of daytime soap and musicals aside, what's important was the story itself. In all honesty, it's a beautiful story that spans several decades and with the movie's run time being slightly under 2 hours I'd say the story line was pretty solid. But it all had to be credited to the author of original novel itself, Jay Bell. Production-wise was "meh".

However, it doesn't hurt that the two main leads happened to be cute.


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