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      Stolen Summer

      PG Released Mar 22, 2002 1h 30m Comedy Drama List
      36% Tomatometer 58 Reviews 66% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings "Stolen Summer" chronicles the friendship of Pete O'Malley (Adi Stein) and Danny Jacobsen (Michael Weinberg). Most third graders spend their summers playing baseball and hanging out at the pool. But when Pete's Catholic school teacher warns him to clean up his rambunctious act or risk the wrath of his maker, he decides to embark on a divine mission to do good in his Chicago community and prove his worthiness for entry to heaven. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Stolen Summer feels like a sugary after-school special stretched out to feature length.

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      Manohla Dargis L.A. Weekly A period story about a Catholic boy who tries to help a Jewish friend get into heaven by sending the audience straight to hell. Sep 23, 2002 Full Review Tom Maurstad Dallas Morning News Nearly all the fundamentals you take for granted in most films are mishandled here. Rated: C- Jun 27, 2002 Full Review Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer Even when his technique is amateurish, Jones' belief in the material is refreshing. Rated: 2.5/4 May 16, 2002 Full Review Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed Despite all the flaws, plot holes, and continuity screw-ups, this was an enjoyable and sweet movie with a cute story. Apr 29, 2009 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com The background and conditions under which this film (part of HBO's Proejct Greenlight) was produced and documented (with step-by-step accuracy, humor, and cynicism, and self-importance) overshadow by far its underwhelming artistic merits; it's a clunker Rated: D+ Feb 9, 2007 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I loved it. For those looking of an old fashioned good movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Absolutely loves it! It was very well written and the child actors were amazing. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/07/18 Full Review Audience Member As a theologian, I had some issues with it. Aside from those, it was a very sweet film, and an impressive debut, both for Pete Jones, and for Project Greenlight. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member As a theologian, I had some issues with it. Aside from those, it was a very sweet film, and an impressive debut, both for Pete Jones, and for Project Greenlight. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Not quite. Things don't come together so well. Wide Awake (with Joseph Cross) is a much better movie on the same topic. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Wonderful characters with real relationship development about faith, family, and how to be real neighbors. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis "Stolen Summer" chronicles the friendship of Pete O'Malley (Adi Stein) and Danny Jacobsen (Michael Weinberg). Most third graders spend their summers playing baseball and hanging out at the pool. But when Pete's Catholic school teacher warns him to clean up his rambunctious act or risk the wrath of his maker, he decides to embark on a divine mission to do good in his Chicago community and prove his worthiness for entry to heaven.
      Director
      Pete Jones
      Producer
      Chris Moore, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon
      Screenwriter
      Pete Jones
      Distributor
      Miramax Films
      Production Co
      Project Greenlight
      Rating
      PG (Thematic Elements|Language)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 22, 2002, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 14, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $119.8K
      Runtime
      1h 30m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SR, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Dolby Stereo
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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