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Barely Lethal (2015)

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A teenage special ops agent coveting a "normal" adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls in a suburban high school. She quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of high school is more challenging than international espionage.

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Kyle Newman

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John D'Arco
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaime King ... Analyst Knight
Samuel L. Jackson ... Hardman
Madeleine Stack ... Megan (8)
Eva G. Cooper Eva G. Cooper ... Heather (8) (as Eva Cooper)
Hailee Steinfeld ... Megan Walsh
Sophie Turner ... Heather
Andre Pushkin Andre Pushkin ... Man on Subway
Jessica Alba ... Victoria Knox
Bruno Gunn ... Henchman Jones
Dove Cameron ... Liz Larson
Rachael Harris ... Mrs. Larson
Jason Drucker ... Parker Larson (as Jason Ian Drucker)
Alexandra Krosney ... Cindy
Emma Holzer ... Donna
Gabriel Basso ... Gooch
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Storyline

Megan Walsh has been training to be an international assassin for Hardman. However, while she is on a mission, she notices how other teenagers her age seem to be having fun and enjoying their lives. Desiring a normal life, she bails out of a mission and enrolls in a student exchange program, while in the process of being adopted by a foster family. She soon becomes a part of the high school and is subjected to the pressures and life of being in its environment. Written by TrailerMusicVibe

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An ordinary life is an impossible target. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual material, teen drinking, language, drug references and some action violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aproape letala See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,075

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$933,847
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Topher Grace posed as the father, in the Larson family photo, as Megan (83) searches for a foreign-exchange host family. See more »

Goofs

While acting as a bus driver, Hardman tells Megan that Martin Van Buren died in 1822, whereas he actually died in 1862. See more »

Quotes

Hardman: One more time. Why did you run away?
Megan Walsh: You deprived me of my childhood. I couldn't just raise my hand and say "Excuse me, Sir, I don't think I really wanna be an assassin. Can I please be excused from this Secret Mountain Killing School?"
Hardman: [as she cries] Wait, wait, please, can we just... stop the waterworks?
[offers handkerchief]
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Connections

References Mean Girls (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Staring at My Shoes
Performed by Toby Sebastian
Written by Toby Sebastian (PRS), Graham Stack (PRS)
Published by BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP)/Iamsound Music LLC (ASCAP), Metrophonic Music Limited
All Rights Administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
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I thought it was pretty cool.
5 June 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Not all movies can be epic.

I went into the theater not expecting much, even though such actors as Sam L. Jackson and Jessica Alba names appeared on the movie poster. The movie has a really cool concept:

Sam L Jackson trains an army of underage girls to be government assassins, but his most skilled agent, number 83 seeks to regain her childhood by becoming a normal teenager after her last mission gave her the opportunity to fake her own death.

It's been a while since I've seen Jessica Alba in a flick so it's cool to see her in this as the villain, though the movie centers more around Number 83, played by Hailee Steinfeild and how a teenager who does not know how to be a teenager learns how to be one. This plot turned the big named stars like Jackson and Alba's role in the movie into nothing but overblown cameos. You can actually tell from the way it's filmed that both of them were just collecting a pay check.

Barely Lethal had the makings of a great teen comedy. It had an interesting concept that the filmmakers were able to show off in the movie. It was put together nicely with action an comedy that made for a fun flick, but it won't go down in history with the John Hughes flicks from the 80s or American Pie franchise.

But I still found it worthy to take a look at.


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