A Plumm Summer
A Plumm Summer (2008)

A highly unlikely crime helps bring together two brothers in this nostalgic comedy drama. Rocky Plumm (Owen Pearce) is a five-year-old boy growing up in a small Montana town in the mid-'60s. In Rocky's eyes, there's no star… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 25, 2008
DVD Release Date: May 5, 2009
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

This family film is willing to tackle important issues such as burgeoning sexuality, alcoholism and a troubled home life but does so in a bland and unconvincing story.

Lael Loewenstein

Feels like an homage to a bygone era of moviemaking.

Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The shame here is, it's not a terrible movie. It's just pretty amateurish in terms of the direction and some of the performances.

Peter Schilling
Minneapolis Star Tribune

This might be palatable if it weren't also fraught with leaden direction and horrible acting -- it's a painful thing when William Baldwin's the best actor you've got.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

While ninety percent of the film is good for the family, there is ten percent that I will caution parents on.

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Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune

The happy Hardy Boys action takes an uncomfortable back seat to low-rent melodrama.

Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

First-time director Caroline Zelder brings warmth and restraint to this tale of Montana child detectives on the case of a beloved frog puppet that, to the devastation of its over-invested owner-operator (Henry Winkler), goes missing.

Brian Orndorf

Film crumbles when the oppressive frowns are released, turning an amiable diversion into a chore to finish, due in great part to the sheer weight of the distress. The movie never fully recovers from the sour detour.

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Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine

The story mechanics don't always work-the film vacillates between feeling heartfelt and clumsy.

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