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      Midnight Sun

      PG-13 Released Mar 23, 2018 1h 31m Romance Drama TRAILER for Midnight Sun: 'Light' Trailer List Midnight Sun: 'Light' Trailer Midnight Sun: 'Light' Trailer 1:00 Midnight Sun: Trailer 1 Midnight Sun: Trailer 1 2:23 View more videos
      20% Tomatometer 64 Reviews 56% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Sheltered since childhood, 17-year-old Katie Price lives with a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. Her world opens up after dark when she ventures out to play her guitar for random travelers. One night, Katie encounters Charlie, a young man she's secretly admired for years. As fate leads to a budding romance, Katie desperately tries to hide her condition from her unsuspecting new beau. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Midnight Sun is a typically manipulative and contrived teen romance that's unfortunately distinguished by its offensively inaccurate portrayal of a real-life disease.

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      Roxana Hadadi Punch Drunk Critics The ending of Midnight Sun is more of an eyeroller than a tearjerker. This film will have a very particular audience, and you'll know if you're a member of it. If not, stay away. Rated: 1/5 May 21, 2018 Full Review Tara Brady Irish Times Forced to act beside this handsome stick of furniture, Bela Thorne, who sings bland songs and delivers blander dialogue as Katy Price, comes across as the reincarnation of both Barbara Stanwyck and Judy Garland. She's grand. She'll survive. Rated: 2/5 Apr 13, 2018 Full Review Linda Marric CineVue A disappointing production which could have benefited from a better screenplay. Rated: 2/5 Mar 30, 2018 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a mostly forgettable drama that doesn’t contain much in the way of standout, engrossing elements... Rated: 2/4 Jun 4, 2022 Full Review Jesse Hassenger Nylon This sweet-natured movie turns into something of an emotional vampire, sucking out the feels before casting your body aside. Rated: C Feb 5, 2021 Full Review Paul McGuire Grimes KSTP-TV (St. Paul, MN) Don't expect Patrick Schwarzenegger to exactly follow in his father's footsteps. Rated: 2/5 Nov 5, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      olivia r Honestly, this movie seemed like a watered down version of five feet apart. I mean, they got their point down and everything but it just was weirdly executed. Like if she doesn't go in the sun, shouldn't she by pale...? On the contrary, Bella and Patrick did really good with what they were given in making a cute little romance movie. Would I recommend it to you: No. Not unless you're bored and have nothing else to do. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/14/24 Full Review Renaldo D Sentimentalist and with caricatured characters. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 10/15/23 Full Review Jerod S I mean, it's sweet - but you know what's gonna happen. Thorne is allergic to the sun and can only date Charlie at night. The truth comes out - she sings some pretty bad songs, and she dies while they're in love. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 09/15/23 Full Review Kyle M While film form is a way to escape from reality's rough cuts, that's not under absolution when there's always an aspectual representation either reminding us of or insightfully generating awareness over a lesser-known topic. Even if that topic was embellished with distance from its accurate core the existential extent still spread awareness and strike upon our curiosities to briefly research then finally truly acknowledged the fact. "Midnight Sun" almost functions like a troubled health film, namely "Philadelphia" as a memorable staple, and even if it turned out merely a teenage product whilst levels seriously, it generally spreads awareness over its starring depicted illness with debatable respect regarding its inaccuracy. Xeroderma pigmentosum, or XP for short, is a condition where the diagnosed cannot be exposed to direct sunlight. Katie Price (Bella Thorne) got robbed of her childhood when she received that life-threatening sensitivity. Her world only opens at night, venturing out to play her guitar for travelers at the nearby train station. One of those nights has a run-in with Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger), a boy she secretly admires for years from her window whenever he passes by. As they finally meet and romantically connect, Katie wants him to think she has a normal life, hiding her illness. But how long, and safe, can their relationship last, mortally for her? This romantic drama is actually a Western remake to the 2006 Japanese film "A Song to the Sun". The original story is approximately 30 minutes longer, which allows a little more exploration over its topic, but faithfully adapted the tested romantic focus over the actual informational core that was decidedly neglected to worth elaborate on. To an extent an acknowledgement at least spreads awareness through a brief discourse that we can carry afterwards. Though not medically well represented nor accurately informed as director Scott Speers, at his mainstream peak with dramatic weight, remained within his usual time frame rather than fully enveloping the story's proper treatment. He just treats it like a fatal weakness with a slight trigger towards a final countdown just to define the easy stakes for emotional weight. Brief research contrasts the depiction as it's not exactly fatal, but it does lead to more effects once the skin gets exposed to the sunlight. But considering how much of a teenage product this is, what expectations are there that the target audience will fact check if they pass it like an emotionally frontal picture? Speer's better edge is the trope of life as the film suggests alternative optimism to live the best of things albeit the inherited circumstances. As a subject matter, it's a prominent fuel that defines narrative veins. But the story's true manifestation is the cast as a more apparent front lines to spectators than the storyteller carving the final product's vision that's presented to us. Despite the slight misinformation, the stakes are grasped, and the story still resonates as we empathetically share the fear while also sympathize with their struggles. The showcase with occasional gravity enables feels, and therefore bolster the film to acceptable average heights, consisting of a nice cast as well-made humor got pieced by minimal establishments and the meaningful heart accumulated expressively. Most of them are frankly stocks till particular couple transcend dimensionally above and join the most suffering character that is Rob Riggle's character Jack Price, a widowed father hanging on to diminishing hope and trying to raise his daughter in a restrained childhood the best he could but couldn't provide much due to unfair circumstances. Riggle performed in a rare dramatic form in which he nailed all that weight his fatherly character had been holding on to. Bella Thorne is mainly driven by her definitively recognized charisma, till she took a serious turn in the second half with realized conviction. Patrick Schwarzenegger delivers a more relatable approach with an honest angle under general application separated from the affecting matter. "Midnight Sun" favors more as a star vehicle with the performances delivering emotional resonance amidst the inaccurate misinformation regarding the illness, though still respectfully provoked our thoughts' awareness. Clearly it would've been a better film if it was more accurate and inclusively considerate across realistic closures, therefore dramatizing the story on how we could approach someone with this illness or any. Unsure whether or not it would improve its original source, depends how they tackled the issue. Regardless, the film managed to be enjoyable, just don't associate it under pure medical alignment due to the embellished fact. (B) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Meydiana R Okay really obsessed with this movie, I think I am going to be watching this movie many more times it's just beautiful, I have no idea why this movie is just sticking with me, maybe because it is a beautiful movie or I just really enjoyed watching it. This movie is one of those movies that you watch and it sticks around in your head for a little while longer, for example I watched five feet apart and that movie was stuck in my head for a good couple of weeks, why? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/09/22 Full Review Audience Member Better Than I Expected As a frequent movie goer, this was just about my only choice today since I've seen the other movies that are playing now. I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. I expected it to cater to teenagers, which is mostly did, but as a person in my 70s, I enjoyed it too. It does tug at the heartstrings, which I find manipulative, but it wasn't too hard to hold back the tears. The acting is very good except for Schwarzenegger, who is just OK as an actor, but his being so easy on the eyes makes up for it. The plot is predictable; anyone can pretty much guess correctly what's going to happen along the way, but for a romance-type movie, that's just what they do. And there are some plot holes, like Katie knowing how to swim when she's never been in the sun and her house doesn't have a swimming pool, and her attending a swim meet to watch Charlie swim but no explanation as to how she got from her house safely to the car and from the car safely to the swim arena. She had on a hoodie, but if that's all it takes, she could go out more often during the day instead of having been cooped up in her house during the day for all of her life. And if exposure to the sun for one day is deadly, how did she get home from the hospital when she was born before they knew she had this disorder. None the less, it's a good enough movie - just a little sappy - but I think the kids will love it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Sheltered since childhood, 17-year-old Katie Price lives with a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. Her world opens up after dark when she ventures out to play her guitar for random travelers. One night, Katie encounters Charlie, a young man she's secretly admired for years. As fate leads to a budding romance, Katie desperately tries to hide her condition from her unsuspecting new beau.
      Scott Speer
      Jen Gatien, Tracey Jeffrey, John Rickard, Zack Schiller
      Eric Kirsten
      Global Road Entertainment
      Production Co
      Wrigley Pictures
      PG-13 (Some Teen Partying|Sensuality)
      Romance, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 23, 2018, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 5, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 31m
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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