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Miles (2016)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 9 June 2017 (USA)
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A kid from middle America, desperate to move to Chicago, joins the volleyball team to get a scholarship - the only catch is that his high school only has a girls team.

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Nathan Adloff
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Boardman ... Miles Walton
Molly Shannon ... Pam Walton
Stephen Root ... Ron Walton
Will Erat Will Erat ... Mr. Halversham
Ethan Phillips ... Mr. Wilson
Missi Pyle ... Leslie Wayne
Nellie Campbell ... Becky Rourke
Dennis Wit Dennis Wit ... Willard Melton
William Hill ... Dr. Meade
D.C. Anderson ... Don Boyle
Mary Catherine Donnelly Mary Catherine Donnelly ... Ms. Bishop (as Mary Catherine Connelly)
Annie Golden ... Rhonda Roth
Jaclyn Bethany ... Mrs. Calvert (as Jacklyn Bethany)
Yeardley Smith ... Mrs. Armstrong
Danielle Catanzariti ... Penelope Walker
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Storyline

Miles (newcomer Tim Boardman) is a high school senior who wants nothing more than to graduate, leave his rural town and move to the city to enroll in film school. Unfortunately, Miles' father has squandered his college fund on his mistress. With no cash and staring a dead-end future right in the face, Miles searches desperately for a way out, coming across a volleyball scholarship program that exists between his high school and the well-regarded Loyola University in Chicago. The catch? The only volleyball team that exists at his school is a girls' team.

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Inspired by a true story

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

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Unrated | See all certifications »
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The movie is set in Springfield and Yeardley Smith famously voices Lisa Simpsom a character in the Simpsons comics which is also set in Springfield. See more »

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Pam Walton: But, um, I was just hoping for, you know, the best for Miles here and not give him any mixed messages. You know?
Leslie Wayne: I'm not sure I can help you with that, Pam. Miles is doing what he feels is right, and that's good for him.
Pam Walton: Right, but I think I can be the judge of what's best for my son or not.
Leslie Wayne: I think Miles is old enough to be the judge for himself. He's certainly inspired me more than any other high school kid ever has. And maybe, I don't know, I think maybe Pondley needs to see this kind of ...
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An Action and a Feeling
Written by Camron DiNatale, Russell Frost, Daniel Fusco
Performed by Treadwell
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A disappointing Hallmark movie at best
20 August 2016 | by info-12388See all my reviews

Small town boy wants to run off to the big city of Chicago and cooks up a scheme to play on the girl's volleyball team in order to secure a sports scholarship to Loyola. There's about 150 subplots, none of which are all that resolved, but that's the big one.

It's not terrible; it's just pointless and bland. Every time you think it'll rise up and make some kind of statement... about life, about art, about sexuality, about anything at all... it just quietly ducks off and goes somewhere else. Molly Shannon (Mom) and Paul Reiser (School Superintendent) do what they can with what they're given, which really ain't much. You just have all these stories — the dead father's mistress, the Mom pretending to be a gay man and having an x-rated convo with a guy online (using AOL, since the film is set in 1999), the potentially lesbian volleyball coach, this, that, the other — and in the centre of it all is a manchild so terminally thin and boring that it wouldn't matter if he were gay or straight or nothing at all. His sexuality really doesn't mean anything in terms of the plot: it's a convenient character add-on no doubt to get this some visibility in LGBT film festivals. Toss in a couple of obligatory film montages — his team tryout, the team winning their games, Mom dancing around the kitchen — and the result is a treacley, tasteless movie that tries to have an inspiring message and comes across as a greeting card about personal courage.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Majls See more »

Filming Locations:

Queens, New York, USA

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,147, 11 June 2017

Gross USA:

$2,537

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,537
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2.35 : 1
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