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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 ... 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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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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Very good
24 August 2016 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

I didn't expect much from this film. It didn't look bad, but I just thought maybe it'd end up being a forgettable independent coming-of-age film. Luckily, I found it to be a lot better than that. I thought the acting was a bit inconsistent overall (the lead male being the best actor of the boys), but the sensitive, nuanced direction and screenplay helped the film become something actually special. It's a film that is willing to contemplate ideas that do weigh a lot, but I bet a lot of people the same age as these characters might actually relate. I don't think it's a great, original film, but definitely well-executed for the most part.


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28 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

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