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Sleeping Giant (2015)

Not Rated | | Adventure , Drama | 28 June 2016 (USA)
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While spending the summer in cottage country on the shores of Lake Superior, three teens cope with boredom by testing the limits of their experience.

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Andrew Cividino
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Cast overview:
Jackson Martin ... Adam Hudson
Nick Serino Nick Serino ... Nate
Reece Moffett Reece Moffett ... Riley
Katelyn McKerracher ... Taylor
Rita Serino Rita Serino ... Grandma
Erika Brodzky Erika Brodzky ... Marianne
David Disher David Disher ... William Hudson
Taylor Facca Taylor Facca ... Shanna
Lorraine Philp Lorraine Philp ... Linda Hudson
Kyle Bertrand Kyle Bertrand ... Brad
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The Hudsons - husband and wife William and Linda, and their fifteen year old son Adam - are spending the summer, like they have the several recent past summers, at their cottage on the northwestern shore of Lake Superior. William and Linda are still trying to perpetuate them being the perfect family, which they have been able to do as Adam is still closer emotionally to childhood than he is to adulthood and still largely follows parental rules. However, William wants to be both Adam's father and best friend as he is encouraging Adam to pursue Taylor, a similarly aged girl Adam has known forever at the lake. Adam doesn't want to admit to anyone that he does like Taylor in that way, he justifying his non-action by not wanting to ruin their friendship. This summer for the first time, Adam hangs out with cousins Riley and Nate, who are a little rougher around the edges than him. They are spending the summer with their permissive grandmother, Riley living with her permanently since the ... Written by Huggo

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mean Free Path See more »

Filming Locations:

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The role of Nate was cast during open auditions in the local area. When they couldn't find the right person to play Riley, Nick Serino suggested his real life cousin, Reece Moffett. See more »

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Featured in 2016 Canadian Screen Awards (2016) See more »

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Thoughtfully told story
21 July 2016 | by vegicatSee all my reviews

This movies isn't so much a "coming of age" story as it is a glimpse into the cause and effect of various character's actions and emotions.

The movie is filmed beautifully. Something about the way it was filmed almost felt voyeur-like. It's a slow telling -- people looking for action, adventure or intense drama aren't going to enjoy it. For the most part, the teens convey a believable apathy, and the angst that is presumably just under the surface stays there under a veil of boredom and is just alluded to by the cinematography.

The teen characters are solid. They perfectly embody the flippant and nonchalant attitude of that age group. Their conversations and interactions were natural, and thankfully, none of them were precocious, precious or inherently bad.

All in all, it was a very languid telling of minor actions and their major consequences.


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