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      Indian Summer

      PG-13 Released Apr 23, 1993 1h 38m Comedy Drama List
      58% Tomatometer 19 Reviews 65% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings Unca Lou (Alan Arkin), the longtime director of an Ontario summer camp, brings a group of former campers back for a 20-year reunion. But now, they're all facing very adult problems. Beth (Diane Lane) is still recovering from her husband's passing. Jennifer (Elizabeth Perkins) longs for her lost love, Matthew (Vincent Spano), who is less than happy with his wife, Kelly (Julie Warner). But Unca Lou hopes to guide them all through their pain, just as he helped them with their childhood trials. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Emanuel Levy Variety Mike Binder places his well-acted comedy in the familiar turf of other "reunion" films (Return of Secaucus Seven, Big Chill), adding one element to the genre: Instead of indoor weekend, the regrouping is set in a beloved camp of the 1972 summer Rated: C Dec 18, 2006 Full Review Nell Minow Movie Mom Big Chill-ish camp reunion movie with some lovely performances. Rated: 4/5 Mar 19, 2004 Full Review Vincent Canby New York Times If you like to go to weddings of humdrum people you don't know, you won't want to miss Indian Summer. Rated: 2/5 May 20, 2003 Full Review Malcolm Johnson Hartford Courant Even if one can accept this dubious premise, there's another problem. Mike Binder's tale of thirtysomething yuppies in beautiful Ontario sometimes moves at the speed of a particularly phlegmatic moose. Jun 6, 2018 Full Review Dorothy Woodend The Tyee (British Columbia) As the characters drone on about affairs, broken hearts and lost dreams, you start to wish that someone would short-sheet their mouths. Aug 22, 2017 Full Review Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily Rated: 2/5 Oct 27, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Can one summer make or break a group of friends that have known each other all their lives? Director Mike Binder shows just maybe Seven people reunite at a camp in Ontario threatened to be shut down called Tamakwa A big cast of Diane Lane, the late Bill Paxton, Elizabeth Perkins, Alan Arkin, Matt Craven, and Sam Raimi It's cool they all gather after so long but not without carrying a load of their own problems from marriage to having kids to lack of communication Yet unresolved feelings begin to surface You can learn a lot in a week, most kids begin their entire lives at summer camp, reunions can be good to better ourselves even after childhood, loving each other means having to communicate more More about tone and mood but has a great ensemble The nature camp setting is a relaxing addition too Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/23/24 Full Review Julie S Indian Summer takes me back to when I went to camp as a young teen. I enjoy the actors and the storyline, even the music invokes fond memories- what if we could go back? And to this day, it is still one of my favorite movies. For me, Alan Arkin's performance and connection he has with cast of returning kids, now adults, makes this movie heartwarming. The baggage they bring with them literally and figuratively is saturated - serious and silly at times. But the movie holds up for me after all these years. It's like a cup of pumpkin spice coffee on a lazy fall weekend. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Can one summer make or break a group of friends that have known each other all their lives? Director Mike Binder shows just maybe Seven people reunite at a camp in Ontario threatened to be shut down called Tamakwa A big cast of Diane Lane, the late Bill Paxton, Elizabeth Perkins, Alan Arkin, Matt Craven, and Sam Raimi It's cool they all gather after so long but not without carrying a load of their own problems from marriage to having kids to lack of communication Yet unresolved feelings begin to surface You can learn a lot in a week, most kids begin their entire lives at summer camp, reunions can be good to better ourselves even after childhood, loving each other means having to communicate more More about tone and mood but has a great ensemble The nature camp setting is a relaxing addition too Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/23/23 Full Review Steve D Besides the cast there isn't a lot here. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Thomas M I think this movie is a warm hug on a crisp autumn morning. I watch this movie every Canadian Thanksgiving. This isn't a movie you pick apart you just make some popcorn and enjoy Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/10/22 Full Review Audience Member I love this movie. Of course, I loved summer camp as a kid, and once I grew up and became a middle school teacher, I go to sixth grade camp as a teacher every chance I get. So loving a movie about adults going back to spend another week at their beloved summer camp is just a wonderful movie in my opinion. I even learned and memorized "The Cremation of Sam McGee" because of Alan Arkin's performance of the peom in this movie. I have performed that story for hundreds of sixth graders. I also love the various stories that make up the plot of the movie and I love the ending of the movie. Who would not love to run a summer overnight camp? I remember first seeing this movie in the theater back in the 90s and I purchased a DVD copy of it as soon as I found it on DVD. What a wonderful feel good movie--it takes me back to happy places (both in childhood and now adulthood) every time I watch it! This movie is, in my opinion, a must see for anyone who truly loved their summer camp experience as a youth and wants to be reminded, in a serious but fun way, of the happy times they had at camp! Enjoy! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Unca Lou (Alan Arkin), the longtime director of an Ontario summer camp, brings a group of former campers back for a 20-year reunion. But now, they're all facing very adult problems. Beth (Diane Lane) is still recovering from her husband's passing. Jennifer (Elizabeth Perkins) longs for her lost love, Matthew (Vincent Spano), who is less than happy with his wife, Kelly (Julie Warner). But Unca Lou hopes to guide them all through their pain, just as he helped them with their childhood trials.
      Director
      Mike Binder
      Producer
      Lynn Kouf, Jim Kouf, Bobby Newmyer, Jeffrey Silver
      Screenwriter
      Mike Binder
      Distributor
      Buena Vista Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, BV International Pictures [no]
      Production Co
      Touchstone Pictures, Outlaw Productions
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 23, 1993, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 10, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $14.7M
      Runtime
      1h 38m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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