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Barely Lethal (2015)

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A teenage special ops agent coveting a "normal" adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls in a suburban high school. She quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of high school is more challenging than international espionage.

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Kyle Newman

Writer:

John D'Arco
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaime King ... Analyst Knight
Samuel L. Jackson ... Hardman
Madeleine Stack ... Megan (8)
Eva G. Cooper Eva G. Cooper ... Heather (8) (as Eva Cooper)
Hailee Steinfeld ... Megan Walsh
Sophie Turner ... Heather
Andre Pushkin Andre Pushkin ... Man on Subway
Jessica Alba ... Victoria Knox
Bruno Gunn ... Henchman Jones
Dove Cameron ... Liz Larson
Rachael Harris ... Mrs. Larson
Jason Drucker ... Parker Larson (as Jason Ian Drucker)
Alexandra Krosney ... Cindy
Emma Holzer ... Donna
Gabriel Basso ... Gooch
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Storyline

Megan Walsh has been training to be an international assassin for Hardman. However, while she is on a mission, she notices how other teenagers her age seem to be having fun and enjoying their lives. Desiring a normal life, she bails out of a mission and enrolls in a student exchange program, while in the process of being adopted by a foster family. She soon becomes a part of the high school and is subjected to the pressures and life of being in its environment. Written by TrailerMusicVibe

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Click. Clique. Bang. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual material, teen drinking, language, drug references and some action violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aproape letala See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Kyle Newman is married to actress Jaime King. See more »

Goofs

During the outdoor lunch scene when Roger is telling Megan to go to the party, Gooch can be seen hip thrusting in the background. Through several quick camera changes, his leg changes from on, to off the bench, and then back to on. See more »

Quotes

Megan Walsh: [voiceover, as helicopter takes off] Adolescence is a dangerous time. It's a wonder any of us make it out alive.
[Roger's dad yells up at them]
Megan Walsh: In the end, Hardman was right. Attachments are dangerous. They make you care about something. But the people we care about are what make life worth living. And, hey, what's wrong with living dangerously?
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References Bring It On (2000) See more »

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Magic Me
Written by Barrie-James O'Neill (PRS)
Performed by Nightmare Boy
Published by Bjon Music (PRS)
Courtesy of Nightmare Records
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it is what it is...
6 May 2015 | by danieljbartonSee all my reviews

After a viewing at 1am I am pretty satisfied with the overall film, I didn't go in to this expecting a life altering message or acting that would move me, for what it is the film done the job; light, airy, a predictable yet enjoyable watch.

The main draw to this film was the cast, I enjoyed Hailee Steinfeld in Enders Game and thought the somewhat masculine performance would carry well, her commitment was visible and seemed genuine (as much as could be) in the role of a deadly teenage girl. Sophie Turner being another name that caught my eye sadly didn't live up, I feel disappointed with her acting, getting the underlining sense it was half arsed-although the American accent may have been a factor in throwing off her game as well as living up to the stereotypical 'agent' robotic personality. The acting was OK.

This isn't a film I would personally run to tell my friends about, partly due to the shame of a 22 year old man liking chick-flick-esque films but mainly due to the rushed style of structure. The screenplay let this one down, rushed and again, half arsed. The small roles such as Jaime King's annoyed me slightly too but that could be a personal thing.

All in all my verdict is, surprisingly, worth a watch. I never really swear off watching something a second time but this will be one I won't be thinking about again until it shows up on film4. Don't expect too much and you'll have a 'nice' hour and forty minutes :)


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