SADIE is the story of a girl who will stop at nothing to preserve her father's place on the home front. Sadie (Sophia Mitri Schloss) is the daughter of a soldier and models herself after ... See full summary »
Sophia Mitri Schloss,
John Gallagher Jr.
The Cul De Sac (meaning 'dead end') is a YA drama from New Zealand about a group of teens trying to survive in a world where all the adults have suddenly vanished along with the Internet and electricity and evil forces want them dead.
Teenager Imogen Day and her parents Samantha and Will move to Montana to escape the past. Desperate to make a new life for herself, Imogen must overcome new tormentors, old secrets, and a strange presence in the house.
A shy and brave boy, Nori, lives in the famous amusement park, Nori Park. Nori wants to be the star of rollercoasters and a hero, like his father Dragon Rider, who is the king of racing and... See full summary »
Based on the Carnegie Medal winning novel by Margeret Mahy. Sixteen year-old Laura Chant lives with her mother and four-year-old brother Jacko in a poor new suburb on the edge of a partially demolished Christchurch, New Zealand. Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit who attacks Jacko and slowly drains the life out of him as the spirit becomes ever younger. Laura discovers her true identity and the supernatural ability within her, and must harness it to save her brother's life.
Young adult book adaptations into sickly movies have been a thing for a while now, from Twilight to the Host to Divergent to Hunger Games and beyond. Here we see New Zealand have a go at it, and it's the same as the US tends to deliver.
Telling the story of a girl who must face an evil force in order to save her little brother this is a witchy themed thing, and the above description of sickly most definitely applies.
Starring Timothy Spall and Lucy Lawless I'm being a tad generous here, it's a really quite bad film.
You see it's your usual teen angst vs less than normal love interest vs nonsensical convoluted plot hole ridden concept. To make matters worse the two leads are awful! Nicholas Galitzine is your stoic dull mysterious brooding "Hunk" and Erana James is the Kiwi Kristen Stewart and has the acting ability of a brick. The two of them pick one facial expression at the start and continue it for the full duration of the movie.
If you like your schmaltzy teen angst nonsense then you might enjoy this, otherwise steer clear.
Spall is oddly on form
So much teen angst!
The two leads have the emotional range of a fart
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