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Standing Up (2013)

PG | | Drama | 16 August 2013 (USA)
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Two kids befriend each other after being left stripped nude in a lake as the victims of an immature summer camp prank. They run away from camp and for three days learn more about each other than they've ever known before.

Director:

D.J. Caruso

Writers:

D.J. Caruso (screenplay), Brock Cole (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chandler Canterbury ... Howie
Annalise Basso ... Grace
Radha Mitchell ... Meg
Val Kilmer ... Hofstadder
Kate Maberly ... Margo Cutter
Charles Carroll ... Mr. Carlson
Alix Lapri ... Tiwana (as Alexus Lapri Geier)
Deidra Shores Deidra Shores ... Lydia
Adrian Kali Turner ... Calvin
Justin Tinucci ... Butch
Keith Flippen ... Mr. Russell
William J. Harrison ... Bryce
Jared Kemmerling Jared Kemmerling ... Murphy
Daniel Caruso Daniel Caruso ... Arnold
Blake Cooper Griffin ... Eric (as Blake Griffin)
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Storyline

Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they decide to take off, on the run together. What follows is a three day odyssey of discovery and self-discovery. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including bullying, and for brief smoking and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goat Island See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was a longtime passion project for Caruso, who first read the book in 1990 but didn't start developing the project with producer Ken Aguado until 2000. See more »

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This is supposed to be a summer camp. It's clearly autumn which means that the kids would be in school and not at camp. See more »

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Grace: [narrating] I read about this monkey that the Russian government sent into outer space. They figured that after a few weeks it would die because the heat from the sun would become unbearable. They said the journey would prove to be invaluable to the advancement of the space program. I wondered how they chose that monkey - that specific one. And why, if he was so special, would they put him in a situation where he could die? If that monkey knew what they were choosing him for, would ...
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Great Film
18 August 2013 | by cbfilmSee all my reviews

I was able to get to see this film at a local theater, almost by accident. It was wonderful, very emotional, and made me think about all the times I hear people complain that there are no good movies being made anymore - it's not true, you just have to find films like this one.

As other reviewers have said, this is a coming of age drama about two young kids who are the victims of summer camp bullies. Rather than return to the camp and face humiliation, they take off on an 2-3 day adventure, as the kids try to come to terms with the traumatic events and the hand that life has dealt them both. Together they find strength and comfort in friendship, and take one step closer to adulthood.

This is a very emotional film. I cried many times.

One warning: while this is a family film, I think it may not be appropriate for kids under 8-9 years old. But older kids and adults will find this a deep film and deeply moving.


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