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      Standing Up

      PG 2013 1 hr. 33 min. Adventure Drama List
      56% 9 Reviews Tomatometer 64% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Victims of a vicious prank at summer camp, two kids are left alone and naked on an island in a lake. Deciding not to return to camp and more humiliation, they head into the forest on an odyssey of self-discovery. Read More Read Less

      Audience Reviews

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      Audience Member 150919: Could've been a hit but way too slow. Lacked impact except on rare occasion. Val Kilmer is a mess and seems to be good at being a mess character. He was the highlight. Ended well. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member It was such an inspiring movie!It tells people to be confident,that you are not alone! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Omg loved it sooo much! So cute! There needs to be more moving movies like this! Perfect young love! Sadly missing a kiss :( but the feels are there!!!! So glad I came across this movie! Thank you Netflix! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member I've noticed not many people seem to enjoy this one, but I found this to be a great story. Sure it had a few holes here and there, but then again, so do most movies. There's some really great quotes you can pull from here and some hidden meanings. I loved this one, then again, I love the summer stories about getting over bullying/falling in love/friendship and all that jazz. If you're looking for a simple summer movie to help with maybe some inspiration, I'd one hundred percent recommend this one. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member One of those Netflix finds that I wanted to be a gem, but it ultimately ends up being far too unbelievable for its own premise. Two kids, Howie and Grace, are victims of a cruel prank at a summer camp. They are bullied simply for being outsiders and they both decide to stick together and escape. That basically is where the entire film goes as the two kids defeat the odds and find more about themselves and become great friends in the process. I found myself really liking the beginning of it with its coming of age feel and indie styling, but then it really did not change tone for the entire movie, which thankfully did not have a long run-time. If anything, 'Standing Up' suffers by trying to be TOO emotional and TOO triumphant. This comes in the form of the situations the two kids find themselves in and is further sweetened by an overly uplifting score. It does this to the point where it does not become believable. I will give the two young leads, Chandler Canterbury and Annalise Basso, the credit they deserve. Canterbury especially shows his charisma and chops throughout and is the character you want to see win. Basso is at times whiny and tries to become too much of an adult by the end, but is still charming in plenty of parts. While this is not a film I will urge people to see, it might make for a nice viewing. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member It was a thrilling adventure movie Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter The generically titled Standing Up registers as a mildly inspiring if familiar tale of adolescents standing up to bullying. Oct 29, 2013 Full Review Marsha McCreadie RogerEbert.com "Standing Up" is mildly entertaining. Basso picks up steam as the movie moves ahead, but for the first third or so she seems to display only whininess. Rated: 2/4 Aug 16, 2013 Full Review Peter Debruge Variety A throwback to the no-nonsense kidpics common circa 1985. Aug 16, 2013 Full Review Kenneth R. Morefield 1More Film Blog There's a lot to recommend here. Oct 29, 2013 Full Review Renee Schonfeld Common Sense Media Insightful, frank look at how two kids survive bullying. Rated: 3/5 Sep 10, 2013 Full Review Brent Simon Shockya.com A nicely captured if fairly straightforward coming-of-age film about transcending adolescent summer camp bullying. Rated: C+ Aug 22, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Victims of a vicious prank at summer camp, two kids are left alone and naked on an island in a lake. Deciding not to return to camp and more humiliation, they head into the forest on an odyssey of self-discovery.
      Director
      D.J. Caruso
      Executive Producer
      Ken Aguado, Sergei Bespalov, James D. Brubaker, John McAdams, Boris Teterev
      Screenwriter
      D.J. Caruso
      Rating
      PG (Thematic Elements|Brief Smoking|Language|Bullying)
      Genre
      Adventure, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 29, 2016