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Hot Summer Nights (2017)

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In the summer of 1991, a sheltered teenage boy comes of age during a wild summer he spends in Cape Cod getting rich from selling pot to gangsters, falling in love for the first time, partying and eventually realizing that he is in over his head.

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Elijah Bynum

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Elijah Bynum
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothée Chalamet ... Daniel
Maika Monroe ... McKayla
Alex Roe ... Hunter
Emory Cohen ... Dex
Thomas Jane ... Sergeant Calhoun
Maia Mitchell ... Amy
William Fichtner ... Shep
Jeanine Serralles ... Daniel's Mom
Reece Ennis ... Okie
Jack Kesy ... Ponytail
Thomas Blake Jr. ... Taylor Middelton
Alexander Biglane ... Blair Prescott (as Alex Biglane)
Shane Epstein Petrullo Shane Epstein Petrullo ... Narrator (voice)
Rawann Gracie Rawann Gracie ... Narrator
Rebecca Koon ... Aunt Barb
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In the summer of 1991, a sheltered teenage boy comes of age during a wild summer he spends in Cape Cod getting rich from selling pot to gangsters, falling in love for the first time, partying and eventually realizing that he is in over his head.

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One summer can change everything.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for drug content and language throughout, sexual references, and some strong violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chaudes nuits d'été See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

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$246,133
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Part of the movie takes place around The Perfect Storm of 1991. William Fichtner (Shep), also appeared in The Perfect Storm (2000), a movie based on the true story of the Andrea Gail, a commercial fishing boat that was lost at sea during the storm. See more »

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In the flirtation scene at the convenience store, the lollipop sticking out of Daniel's mouth changes positions between shots. See more »

Quotes

Daniel: I think you should start collecting the fireflies again.
McKayla: You can't hold on to everything.
Daniel: I think some things you can.
McKayla: [pause] Then I hope you're good at being hurt.
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Features Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

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Your Love
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Hot Summer Nights (2018)
4 July 2018 | by rockman182See all my reviews

This film should have everything going for it. A coming of age film featuring two of the hottest young leads of today. An 80's feel and vibe that should have made it a hit with people who like to feel that wave. It should really have been a film that I could enjoy. Unfortunately, I felt like Hot Summer Nights just got weaker as time went on and falls into genre cliches and fails to impress all around. Side note, Maika Monroe has my heart, good lord.

The film is about a kid in cape cod who links up with a rather aggressive friend who then decide to sell drugs and make good bank of off it. Along the way the lead Daniel Middleton, (Timothee Chalamet) falls in love with his partners sister (Maika Monroe). This causes waves as any type of relationship with her is strictly forbidden in her brothers eyes. Daniel has to balance his relationship and also deal with the dangers that arise in the risky business he finds himself in.

The film is well acted all around. Chalamet is obviously one of the top young actors going around. Maike Monroe is a nice talent that is emerging in these niche type creative horror films (she's also absolutely smokin' in this film as well). The two leads interaction and relationship is nice to watch but its ruined by a film that is high on nostalgic cliches and a typically 80's soundtrack and mood that feels meshed in in a not so subtle manner. There's just no creativity with this effort, it becomes a "been there seen that" type coming of age film that gets even more unimpressive as it goes along.

I was actually really looking forward to this film because it just had the marketing, vibe, and cast that should have made this film one of the best of the summer. Unfortunately, it fails to stir up any good feelings, isn't paced well, and fades away without a second thought. I mean just look at that film poster, how do you fail that? The film truly exemplifies the worst parts of hot summer nights; sticky and gross.

6/10


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