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Freak Show (2017)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 12 January 2018 (USA)
Follows the story of teenager Billy Bloom who, despite attending an ultra conservative high school, makes the decision to run for homecoming queen.

Director:

Trudie Styler

Writers:

Patrick J. Clifton (screenplay by), Beth Rigazio (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
AnnaSophia Robb ... Blah Blah Blah
Abigail Breslin ... Lynette
Bette Midler ... Muv
Alex Lawther ... Billy Bloom
Willa Fitzgerald ... Tiffany
Laverne Cox ... Felicia Watts
Mickey Sumner ... Dr. Vickers
Celia Weston ... Florence
Ian Nelson ... Flip Kelly
Michael Park ... Principal Onnigan
Christopher Dylan White ... Bernard
Larry Pine ... William
Doris McCarthy ... Tourist
John McEnroe ... Coach Carter
Olli Haaskivi ... Tour Guide
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Storyline

In the vein of CLUELESS and NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, FREAK SHOW tells the moving, heartwarming, and hilarious story of Billy Bloom, a boldly confident, wildly eccentric teenager, who faces intolerance and persecution at his ultra conservative high school, and decides to fight back on behalf of all the misunderstood freaks of the world by running for the title of homecoming queen.

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Comedy | Drama

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Цирк уродов See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$18,216, 8 February 2018
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Color
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Both Abigail and Anna Sophia played American Girl Doll movies. See more »

Quotes

[First lines]
Billy Bloom: Sometimes, I dream I can fly. But I'm *so* exhausted from flapping my wings and the higher I soar, it reminds me of how little I fit in with them on the ground. So, I rise and I rise and... I realize that I don't wanna fly anymore. They never knew what they were looking up at anyway.
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Crazy Credits

AnnaSophia Robb is credited as Blah Blah Blah instead of Mary Jane. See more »

Connections

References Glee (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

You Better Run
Written by CeCe Frey (as Cece Frey), Addison Scott
Performed by CeCe Frey (as Cece Frey)
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Good acting - average teen movie
17 June 2018 | by Jack_BrockSee all my reviews

Alex Lawther's acting is the best thing about this movie. He breathed life into this movie that easily might have been worse.

Kudos to the writers for trying, but this movie suffers from what most teen movies do: one dimensional characters and weak scripts. Almost all of the characters are cardboard cut outs whose actions are predictable - The jock who hates being a jock, the bitchy cheerleader, clueless parents (including Bette Midler's overacted alcoholic mother), the secretly gay bully in love with the protagonist, etc...

There were some genuinely funny moments though.


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