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STOLEN SUMMER

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Stolen Summer

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
1 minutes
Limited Release Date:
03/22/02
performer:
Brian Dennehy, Bonnie Hunt, Kevin Pollak, Aidan Quinn, Adiel Stein, Mike Weinberg
director:
Pete Jones
Producer:
Chris Moore
Producers:
LivePlanet
distributor:
Miramax
author:
75039
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

At its best, this square and tremulous tale of uplift, about a little Catholic kid (Adi Stein) who innocently tries to convert a little Jewish kid (Mike Weinberg) in the Chicago summer of 1976, is earnest and unironic — a suburban 1970s story told with the naivete of 1950s TV theater. But absence of irony isn’t enough to get into feature-film heaven: The picture (starring Aidan Quinn, Kevin Pollak, and Bonnie Hunt) isn’t nearly as interesting as the Project Greenlight enterprise that spawned it.

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