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Midnight Sun (2018)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 23 March 2018 (USA)
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A 17-year-old girl suffers from a condition that prevents her from being out in the sunlight.

Director:

Scott Speer

Writers:

Kenji Bando (based on the motion picture screenplay "Taiyô no uta" by), Eric Kirsten
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bella Thorne ... Katie Price
Patrick Schwarzenegger ... Charlie Reed
Rob Riggle ... Jack Price
Quinn Shephard ... Morgan
Ken Tremblett ... Mark Reed
Suleka Mathew ... Dr. Paula Fleming
Jenn Griffin ... Barb Reed (as Jennifer Griffin)
Nicholas Coombe ... Garver
Tiera Skovbye ... Zoe Carmichael
Norm Misura Norm Misura ... Fred / Night Clerk
Austin Anozie Austin Anozie ... Owen (as Austin Obiajunwa)
Alex Pangburn ... Wes
Guy Christie ... Coach
Paul McGillion ... Blake Davis
Donny Lucas ... Engineer
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Storyline

Based on the Japanese film, Midnight Sun centers on Katie, a 17-year-old sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie and they embark on a summer romance.

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Love Will Light The Way See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some teen partying and sensuality. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midnight Sun See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,003,993, 25 March 2018

Gross USA:

$9,561,064

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,365,467
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the teen novel of the same name by author Trish Cook. See more »

Goofs

When Katie and Charlie are on the train and toasting the Chinese food boxes, they are open. Then the camera-shot turns to the outside of the train and the boxes are closed.

Also at the first shot Katie hold the food box with her left hand, at the outside of the train shot she holds it in her right hand. See more »

Quotes

Katie: And if you need me, all you have to do is look up. And remember, I love you.
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I'm in Love with My Life (Big Data Remix)
Written by Mike Elizondo (as Michael Elizondo Jr.), Paul Shelton (as Paul E. Shelton), Elizabeth Berg, Jason Boesel, Michael Runion, Alex Greenwald
Performed by Phases
Courtesy of Warner Bros, Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Patrick Schwarzenegger and and Scott Eastwood should star in a buddy action flick together
13 April 2018 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'MIDNIGHT SUN': Three Stars (Out of Five)

A teen romance about a 17-year-old girl with a life threatening sensitivity to sunlight, who has her first romantic relationship with her longtime crush, but she doesn't tell him about her illness. The movie stars Patrick Schwarzenegger (son of the great Arnold Schwarzenegger, in one of his first major starring roles), Bella Thorne and Rob Riggle. It was directed by Scott Speer (who previously helmed the 2012 teen romance dance flick 'STEP UP REVOLUTION'), and it was written by Erik Kirsten (the film is a remake of a 2012 Japanese movie, of the same name). It's received mostly negative reviews from critics, and it's a modest hit at the Box Office. I found it to be mildly affective, but mostly mediocre at best.

Katie Price (Thorne) has had a rare illness since she was a small child, called xeroderma pigmentosum, in which she can be killed by any exposure to sunlight. She has lived most of her life almost entirely indoors, being homeschooled by her loving father (Riggle). Now, as Katie graduates from high school, she begins venturing outside at night to play her guitar. On graduation night she meets her longtime childhood crush, Charlie (Schwarzenegger), who never even knew she existed before that. A romance develops between the two, but Charlie doesn't know anything about Katie's condition.

The film is pretty routinely made, and it's clichéd and pretty cheesy as well at times. It accomplishes what it sets out to do though, and I think it's target audience will be completely satisfied with it. I usually hate these types of movies, but I wanted to see this one just to see Patrick Schwarzenegger in a starring role (I was a huge Arnold Schwarzenegger fan). It's a little weird how much he resembles his father at times, in appearance, but he still acts nothing like him (and of course doesn't have the beloved accent). He's also not nearly as charismatic, or talented (that we can see yet at least), but he does fine in this film. It would be great to see him and Scott Eastwood star in a buddy action flick together, I think. I'm sure it would probably be cheesy, and bad, but also really amusing. Rob Riggle steals this movie though, and it's worth watching if you're a fan of the genre definitely.


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