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Special Day (2018)

On the night of her 18th birthday, Emily's family gather together to reveal a secret to her - a secret that will shape the rest of her life.

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Teal Greyhavens
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maya Bowman Maya Bowman ... Emily
Laura Wernette ... Mrs. Parvel
Caesar James ... Mr. Parvel
Langdon Ferguson ... Simone
Ed Zajac ... Uncle Peter
Lisa Roumain ... Aunt Marlene
Richard French ... Uncle Rennie
Sara Davenport-Ebersole ... Aunt Julia (as Sara Davenport)
Kent Hatch ... Cousin Jeffrey
Debba Rofheart Debba Rofheart ... Grandma
William Frederick Knight ... Grandpa (as William Knight)
Alex Morgan Alex Morgan ... Emily's Sentinel
Tucker Carter Tucker Carter ... Mrs. Pavel's Sentinel
Garrison Oliver Gross ... Mr. Parvel's Sentinel (as Garrison Gross)
Matt Zimmerman Matt Zimmerman ... Aunt Marlene's Sentinel
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On the night of her 18th birthday, Emily's family gather together to reveal a secret to her - a secret that will shape the rest of her life.

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[first lines]
Mrs. Parvel: Oh, happy birthday, sweetie. I love you.
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the spell
4 February 2019 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

The state after its final credits. This is the gift to the viewer of film. A state of perplexion and the effort to recreate the puzzle. A young girl and her special gift. The family around her and theirs words. And a silhouette behind the window. Explanations. And something working not so well. The basic virtue is than you know, from fairy tales and legends the revelation. It is familiar. But, at the new view, you discover the mistake of director - the end is too ...brutal. As the hat on the candle. Sure, it is a nice suspense short film. But its effect is not for long time and the "spell", smart used, dissapears after a second discover of it. But it has the virtue to give more than thrill or screams of superficial dose of fear.


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21 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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