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Status Update (2018)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 30 March 2018 (USA)
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After teenager Kyle Moore is uprooted by his parents' separation, he's unable to fit into his new hometown. Then he stumbles upon a magical app that causes his social media updates to come true, which changes his entire life.

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Scott Speer

Writer:

Jason Filardi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ross Lynch ... Kyle Moore
Olivia Holt ... Dani McKenzie
Harvey Guillén ... Lonnie Gregory (as Harvey Guillen)
Courtney Eaton ... Charlotte Alden
Gregg Sulkin ... Derek Lowe
Brec Bassinger ... Maxi Moore
Maude Green ... Cassie
Markian Tarasiuk ... Brian Massey
Andrew Herr ... Oliver
Micah Micah ... Bulldogs Player
Austin Anozie ... Cooper (as Austin Obiajunwa)
Vivian Full ... Beth
Tyronne L'Hirondelle ... Mr.Gregory
Alexandra Siegel
Nicholas Lea ... Coach Milligan
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After teenager Kyle Moore is uprooted by his parents' separation, he's unable to fit into his new hometown. Then he stumbles upon a magical app that causes his social media updates to come true, which changes his entire life.

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Rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, language, and some teen partying | See all certifications »

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This is the first Western film to be financed by the Chinese companies DNA Pictures and Heyi Capital. As part of their financing deal, DNA Pictures and Heyi Capital earned the rights to remake the film in China. See more »

Crazy Credits

There is a scene in the ending credits with a man going to the same booth as Kyle to get his phone fixed. See more »

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Featured in Projector: Status Update (2018) See more »

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Blow It Out
Written & performed by Darius Lux and Spencer Blair
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Fun diversion, magic phone app gives new guy an edge.
3 January 2021 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

There are several themes going on here, including a family breaking up, but the main theme is the California skate boarder who has to move to Connecticut and enter a new high school where ice hockey reigns. The usual scripted bullying starts right away and the new guy has to find a way to overcome it.

In a hallway incident one of the hockey jocks destroys the new boy's phone and when he goes to the mall to see if it can be repaired a mysterious man (reminded me of the Don Knotts role in 'Pleasantville') at a kiosk offers him a phone app which basically anything he types into his status update become reality. Martial arts master, got it. Good singer, got it. Play like a pro hockey player, got it.

So it is all juvenile silliness, guy gets the girl, loses the girl, gets revenge, but eventually realizes he isn't being true to himself and others. But I enjoyed it, all of it, the novelty of the approach, the temporary escape from reality. Not high art but more entertaining than a comedy TV series.

Of note a minor character, sister of the boy, is played by Brec Bassinger, a young actress who this past year starred in a TV series "Stargirl." It was fun to see her before her big breakout.

I watched it at home on Amazon streaming movies.


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English

Release Date:

30 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,205, 1 April 2018

Gross USA:

$4,764

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$416,178
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