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- Rating: 3.5 out of 5 starsWe all know what it's like to face change and challenges. And we always desire the best possible outcome from a predicament. Summering tells a relatable story about young girls finding their way through a challenge, while delivering a distinctive storyline. Summering focuses on four best friends Dina (Madalen Mills), Lola (Sanai Victoria), Mari (Eden Grace Redfield), and Daisy (Lia Barnett) who are about to start middle school. With that comes plenty of questions and new challenges. On the weekend before school starts, the girls find themselves embarking on a peculiar adventure. These four best friends must work together to find the answer to their mystery and prepare for this new chapter in their lives. Even though the characters in Summering are facing a fictional and fantasy-like situation, the plot is still somewhat relatable. These four best friends have to explore themselves and find out who they really are as they are growing older. They know that it is best to go on this journey together, but they worry about what obstacles will get in the way. Dina, Lola, Mari and Daisy also all have specific issues present in their life, making their friendships even more crucial. Anybody that is going through significant changes, no matter if they are young or old, can find something applicable to their lives in this story. The plot of Summering does seem a bit incomplete and choppy at certain parts of the film-the main mystery and conflict aren't really resolved which can leave viewers confused after watching. The background music of the film is particularly interesting as it matches the tone of the film and the events taking place in the scenes. Summering has a darker style, and the dark music compliments that-"props" to Drum & Lace for providing this high-quality soundtrack. The message of Summering is that a lot of times opposites attract. Dina, Lola, Mari, and Daisy need each other to balance themselves out. Each brings something different to the friend group, ultimately bringing them all closer together. I give Summering 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 to 18. This film has minimal mild language and a middle school to high school demographic would enjoy it. By Maica N., KIDS FIRST!
- Rating: 5 out of 5 starsExcellent film! Like nothing that I had ever seen before. Some interesting twists and turns. You don't need a massive Hollywood budget to make a good movie. Nice work!!!
- Rating: 3 out of 5 starsWas a decent enough film until it just took a main plot point and just let it go. Totally changed the movie for me. You cant introduce a major plot point like that and then just toss it away like its nothing.
- Rating: 5 out of 5 starsA beautiful tale of friendship on the cusp of change with a poignant underlying tale of family, wrapped in truly outstanding cinematography.
- Rating: 0.5 out of 5 starsCould not wait for it to be over. It was painful. Poor acting, so unrealistic, just...I want my time back.
- Rating: 5 out of 5 starsGreat cast and story. Classic tale of friendship and power of mothers and daughters - well told.
- Rating: 5 out of 5 starsgreat movie that touches on the importance of the loving bond of childhood friends. No violence. No sex. No profanity. More movies should be made like this one.
- Rating: 5 out of 5 starsI LOVED the movie. The story was incredibly heartfelt and touches on important themes like growing up, friendship, families falling and the future. All the girls were great, but the girl that played Daisy truly stood out. She managed, with so little words, to convey her emotions. She totally pulled the camera and had a unique screen presence. Lake Bell executed a really tough role, the neglectful alcoholic mother, without us hating her. She managed to still garner our sympathy. This is a tough line to walk and she did it flawlessly. I appreciated the slow pace of the movie as it allowed the characters to develop and actually wouldn't mind another 15 min or so to let it build up some more. I loved the story and I especially loved the scene where the girls talk about what they want to do when they grow up, it was funny and heartbreaking at the same time. I wanted to just hug them. I will never look at a UPS driver the same way:) I laughed, I cried, what more can I ask from 87 minutes and $13. Best deal I've gotten in a while.
- Rating: 5 out of 5 starsThe greatest 01 hour: and 27 minutes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!