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Don't Grow Up (2015)

The story about a group of youths who can't face the thought of growing up because anyone who does becomes a rampaging zombie.

Director:

Thierry Poiraud

Writer:

Marie Garel-Weiss (screenplay by) (as Marie Garel Weiss)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fergus Riordan Fergus Riordan ... Bastian
Madeleine Kelly ... Pearl
McKell David ... Liam
Darren Evans ... Shawn
Natifa Mai Natifa Mai ... May
Diego Méndez Diego Méndez ... Thomas
Dominique Sands ... Young Bastian (as Dominique Baute)
Victor Solé ... Bastian's Father (as Victor Esteban Sole)
Daniela Jerez Daniela Jerez ... Bastian's Sister
Sol de la Barreda Sol de la Barreda ... Bastian's Mother
Santiago López Santiago López ... Killer Gas Station
Maykol Hernández Maykol Hernández ... Antoine
Holly Ainsworth Holly Ainsworth ... Holly
Guacimara Correa Guacimara Correa ... Holly's Mother
Harrison Noble Harrison Noble ... Harry
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Storyline

The story about a group of youths who can't face the thought of growing up because anyone who does becomes a rampaging zombie.

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violence, language throughout including some sexual references, and teen drug and alcohol use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In Spain was only released in 11 theaters (10 provinces). The film was projected in dubbed version / subtitled version (2 theaters). See more »

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Another film that suffers from IMDb's rating scheme...
8 May 2016 | by toecutter0See all my reviews

I recently watched this film and while it's certainly no blockbuster, I was surprised that I didn't find myself bored or wishing I had something better to watch. This film was far more dramatic than I expected, especially considering that nearly the entire cast were adolescent kids. As mentioned in some other reviews, the poor decisions made by characters is actually somewhat believable considering their young age.

That said, this film deserves far more than anything below a 5 out of 10. I scored it a 6, simply because it surprised me with decent, yet brief SFX and reasonably high production values. The acting also exceeded expectations. I anticipated some teen angst, but it wasn't over done or gratuitous. The film worked fine for a budget indie flick about some teen's perspective of the apocalypse.

I've seen far worse and I suspect this film's rating suffers from blown expectations of those expecting an action flick with tons of "disaster porn" that's usually associated with films of this genre. To paraphrase another review, this film is just fine for watching on a late night or rainy day.


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Country:

France | Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Alone See more »

Filming Locations:

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,764
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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