Speak (2004)

Award-winning short filmmaker Jessica Sharzer makes her feature debut with the teen drama Speak, based on the young-adult novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. Kristen Stewart stars as high school freshman Melinda, who has lost her ability to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 20, 2004
DVD Release Date: September 27, 2005
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Barbara Shulgasser
Common Sense Media

High school rape, teen drinking in intense movie.

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From start to finish, lead to co-stars, director to writers, this is a film experience that reminds you that it doesn't matter how many stars are around, or how much is spent.

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Jim Hunter
Structurally, this film requires a strong, central performance, and Stewart simply isn't good enough. There are moments when she is quite good, but often… More
CAST: Kristen Stewart, Hallee Hirsh, Erio Lively, Elizabeth Perkins, Michael Angarano, Allison Siko, Steve Zahn, D.B. Sweeney DIRECTED BY: Jessica Sharzer… More
Nicki Marie
This is not a bad little film. It's very slow moving - painfully so at times - but it's very well acted, particularly by Kristin Stewart in an… More
Leigh Ryan
Hard subject but really well done.
Alice Shen
Who says Lifetime doesn't have good programming? Kristen Stewart does quite well as Melinda: the pre-trauma smiles and laughter; the post-trauma silence… More
Frisby 2007
Many people can relate to this amazing movie, especially to the character Melinda (played by Kristen Stewart), I sure know I can. It is beautifully directed,… More