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Measure of a Man (2018)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 11 May 2018 (USA)
A bullied teen experiences a turning point summer in which he learns to stand up for himself.

Director:

Jim Loach

Writers:

David Scearce (screenplay), Robert Lipsyte (based on the novel "One Fat Summer" by)
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Credited cast:
Judy Greer ... Lenore Marks
Donald Sutherland ... Dr. Kahn
Luke Wilson ... Marty Marks
Liana Liberato ... Michelle Marks
Luke Benward ... Pete Marino
Danielle Rose Russell ... Joanie Williams
Beau Knapp ... Willie Rumson
Blake Cooper ... Bobby Marks
Sam Keeley ... Jim Smith
Kristen Annese ... Beach Goer
Lexie Roth ... Beach Goer
Peter Harris ... Beach Goer
Connor Holden ... Carnival Player
Brian Faherty ... Sheriff Rumson
Rosario Corso Rosario Corso ... Hippie Beach Goer
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A bullied teen experiences a turning point summer in which he learns to stand up for himself.

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Sometimes we have to fall down to grow up

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic content including some intense bullying, teen drinking and sexuality, and for language. | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A megmérettetés See more »

Filming Locations:

Rhode Island, USA

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Color
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This movie was filmed in Rhode Island. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Kahn: Surviving in spite of a bully's efforts is indeed one type of reward.
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Youth roles GREAT, adult roles stumble
21 August 2018 | by cruzarts-73946See all my reviews

This film seems uneven upon first watch, but upon analysis there's a sharp division between all of the youth roles and adult roles.

Blake Cooper (chubby kid from CHUCK and MAZE RUNNER) heads the cast with a performance that is thoughtful, genuine and winning. He's surrounded by familiar young characters who are fleshed out by talented young actors.

Then we come to the adult roles: Luke Wilson as the dad is one-dimensional and barely registers. Hence, I didn't really care about his character in the least.

Judy Greer's considerable skills can't bring life to her poorly written part. As a professional, she connects with Blake Cooper, but the dialogue is severely limiting.

Donald Sutherland suffers the most, effecting an accent that might be South African or British, but it comes and goes, and is a terrible attempt. His accent detracts from his character and makes for a ghastly performance.

This could have been a classic coming-of-age movie, but its flaws -- drawn along age lines -- make it an okay one-time watch.

I'm now a fan of Coopers: he does a fantastic job. Interestingly, when I looked him up to see what else he's done, in new pictures he appears to have shed all the weight and cuts a very handsome figure.


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