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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.

Director:

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 Anozie Austin Anozie ... Owen (as Austin Obiajunwa)
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.

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Love Will Light The Way See more »

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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

Gross USA:

$9,561,064

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,365,467
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the teen novel of the same name by author Trish Cook. 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.

Also at the first shot Katie hold the food box with her left hand, at the outside of the train shot she holds it in her right hand. See more »

Quotes

Katie: Oh my god, Charlie's outside.
Jack: I know. I called him
Katie: What? Why?
Jack: Because you said the best part was having someone to share your adventures with. So go talk to him tell him the truth he deserves that, and so do you.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Midnight Sun/Sherlock Gnomes (2018) See more »

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Until We Get There
Written by Holly Laessig, Jess Wolfe, Dan Molad
Performed by Lucius
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By arrangement with Zync Music Group 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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