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My Summer as a Goth (2018)

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My Summer as a Goth is a coming-of-age story about the sometimes painful, often entertaining search for identity and love in adolescence.


Tara Johnson-Medinger, Brandon Lee Roberts (as Brandt Dureau)
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Credited cast:
Sophie Giberson ... Pandora
Rachelle Henry ... Molly
Mike Vaughn ... Additional voices
Natasha Duvall ... Shelley
Tristan Decker ... Aaron
Natalie Shershow ... Joey Javitts
Jonah Kersey ... Additional Voices (voice)
Neil Green ... Additional voices
Connor Muhl ... Iggy (Industrial Goth Guy)
Kyle Stoltz Kyle Stoltz ... Cafe Patron / Club Medusa Dancer / 40th Anniversary Guest
Kristin Taylor ... Additional voices
Lorraine Bahr Lorraine Bahr ... Elaine Ireland
Eduardo Reyes ... Antonio
Jack Levis Jack Levis ... Victor Ireland
Gregory Miller ... Ethan


My Summer as a Goth is a coming-of-age story about the sometimes painful-often entertaining-search for identity and love in adolescence. After the sudden death of her father, 16-year-old, Joey Javitts is sent to stay with her eccentric grandparents while her author mother promotes her latest novel. Joey promptly falls for the beguiling Goth boy next door, Victor, and is transformed by him and his merry band of misfits in black. Set in present-day Portland, My Summer as a Goth navigates Joey's relationships with her new friends, her family and herself, and will resonate with anyone who survived the social alienation of adolescence-and that first summer heartbreak.

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A coming of age story for the Goth youngsters...
14 November 2020 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Well, while the 2018 movie "My Summer as a Goth" was a watchable movie, it was, however, definitely not aimed at me as a target audience. Now, don't get me wrong, I am not saying that director Tara Johnson-Medinger's movie was bad, it just fell short of my preferences.

This movie from writers Tara Johnson-Medinger and Brandon Lee Roberts is a coming of age movie, hence the not aimed at me as the target audience, but I didn't know that prior to sitting down to watch the movie. I sat down to watch this as I too went through a Goth phase during my late teenage years. So I thought it might be a fun movie to watch and reminisce on days long gone.

The storyline was adequately written, but the movie was just a bit out of my realm of usual means of entertainment. As such, then I found the movie to be somewhat mundane in its pacing and felt like it was just trotting onwards set on auto-pilot mode.

The acting in the movie was good, although it was sort of difficult to take the Victor character serious, as he sort of looked like a spoof.

It was nice to see a movie with this particular setting and topic though, as there aren't all that many of such movies readily available.

Now, I am sure that there is a massive audience out there for "My Summer as a Goth", that being probably late teenage or young adult females. So of course the movie should find a base among a good amount of viewers.

My rating of the movie, as it turned out to be something that I wasn't really looking for, much less impressed by, settles on a mediocre five out of ten stars.

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