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Midnight Sun (2018)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 23 March 2018 (USA)
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A 17-year-old girl suffers from a condition that prevents her from being out in the sunlight.

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Scott Speer

Writers:

Kenji Bando (based on the motion picture screenplay "Taiyô no uta" by), Eric Kirsten
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bella Thorne ... Katie Price
Patrick Schwarzenegger ... Charlie Reed
Rob Riggle ... Jack Price
Quinn Shephard ... Morgan
Ken Tremblett ... Mark Reed
Suleka Mathew ... Dr. Paula Fleming
Jenn Griffin ... Barb Reed (as Jennifer Griffin)
Nicholas Coombe ... Garver
Tiera Skovbye ... Zoe Carmichael
Norm Misura Norm Misura ... Fred / Night Clerk
Austin Obiajunwa ... Owen
Alex Pangburn ... Wes
Guy Christie ... Coach
Paul McGillion ... Blake Davis
Donny Lucas ... Engineer
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Storyline

Based on the Japanese film, Midnight Sun centers on Katie, a 17-year-old sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie and they embark on a summer romance.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Dreams Come True at Night.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some teen partying and sensuality. | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midnight Sun See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,003,993, 25 March 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,561,064, 10 May 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,365,467, 23 July 2018
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

-It is based on the 2006 Japanese movie of the same name. See more »

Goofs

When Katie and Charlie are on the train and toasting the Chinese food boxes, they are open. Then the camera-shot turns to the outside of the train and the boxes are closed. See more »

Quotes

Jack: I'm not comfortable with him not knowing.
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Connections

Remake of Taiyô no uta (2006) See more »

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Written by Ryan Rabin, Van Pierszalowski, Christopher Chu (as Chris Chu), and Marte Solbakken
Performed by Waters
Courtesy of Vagrant Records
By arrangement with BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
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Delightful, Hard, Beautiful, Devastating - A Masterpiece!
31 March 2018 | by safetypro-102-160847See all my reviews

From the trailer running at a local theater venue, I was reticent to indulge in the film. I read more about it - synopses, et al - and decided to give it a chance. Wow, am I glad I did.

Midnight Sun is NOT another "he's" sick/"she's" sick) kind of film. It's far more about the peripheral impact of the disorder XP (Xeroderma Pigmentosum). The story is, in truth, far more about a young woman who does what she can, working around and living with an irreversible affliction.

The story is about important relationships, as well as support of the overall life of the young woman. It is about people who really care, and those who APPEAR to show an absence of empathy.

The first 1/3 of the film is committed to setup. Once that's been established, it picks up speed - nicely capturing the picture of mainstream high schoolers. Each has an albatross around their respective necks - and, that is part of the magic of the story as it evolves.

I recommend this film highly. While anyone in their teens and beyond will be touched by it, those who have experienced chronic, threatening disorders in their family will especially relate to the portrayal in the film.

Contrary to other posts herein, the film is NOT "emotionally manipulative." It IS a beauteous, compelling piece that gives one cause to pause - and reflect on the gifts that come in many forms.


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