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Cruel Summer 2016 123movies

Cruel Summer 2016 123movies

One Day Changes EverythingAug. 27, 201678 Min.
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Synopsis

Watch: Cruel Summer 2016 123movies, Full Movie Online – Danny (Richard Pawulski), a teenager with autism, escapes the inner city for the beautiful countryside as part of his Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. Little does he know, that bitter Nicholas (Danny Miller) is hunting him, stemming from a lie created by the enamoured and envious Julia (Natalie Martins) and Calvin (Reece Douglas). As the three close in on Danny, Nicholas’ behaviour becomes increasingly erratic and violent, and Julia and Calvin must decide whether to go through with Nicholas’ deadly plan..
Plot: Young Autism sufferer Danny enjoys the serenity and solitude of camping. That’s all about to change when enraged teens Nicholas, Calvin and Julia find him, each with their own agenda for wanting to see Danny suffer.
Smart Tags: #autism #vacation_gone_wrong #countryside #camping #escape #lie #teenager #mentally_challenged #scene_during_opening_credits #scene_before_opening_credits #inspired_by_a_true_story #what_happened_to_epilogue #stabbed_in_the_head #forest #husband_wife_relationship #father_son_relationship #blood #blood_splatter #fight #murder #stabbed_to_death


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N/A Votes: 23 Popularity: 3.346 | TMDB

Reviews:

They Must Have Short Summers in the UK
The poster and title – sooo misleading. In fact, it’s pretty CRUEL they used a horror-movie themed advertisement to sell a dramatic story that takes place in less than 24 hours, let alone a whole “summer.”

Movie posters and trailers are often deceptive, but it’s their job to sell their product. The actual substance of this “true story,” is NOTHING like the Friday the 13th-type poster and title. Thankfully, I was not tricked as I had read the synopsis before clicking on this movie to watch. But, looking back, while writing this, I’m appalled at the artwork for the film and title. I mean, as stated, this all takes place in less than 24 hours, not the typical 3-months of summer.

Another flaw, if you can call the person who named this and advertisers “flaws” for the film, itself, is the substance. The movie is incredibly short for such a horrific “real life-inspired” event and even at its 80 minutes, the actual movie ends at minute 72 with 8 astounding minutes of credits. Additionally, all-but nothing happens for the first 45-50 minutes, so you’ll have basically 22 bona fide minutes of actual substance of the “inspired events.”

Now, that all said, those approximately 22 minutes are extreme, shocking and further detriments the title. It wasn’t “cruel,” it was inhuman. “Disgustingly evil” would describe those last 22 minutes.

Basically one hot head loses his mind and reverts back to pre-primate thinking after a break up. He concocts a lie with one of his blokes after he hears of another lie of a young autistic boy sleeping with his now ex. The entire premise of the lies is weak, but apparently, the hot head needs his vengeance out on someone and the power he absorbs by manipulating and controlling a girl who fancies him and his mate is intoxicating to him.

Meanwhile, the autistic boy, probably his first ever trip out alone from his parents in the wilderness is completely content with his accomplishments of camping alone. He truly looks at peace. And that’s what makes the events that follow, that fateful Saturday, when the 3 bad teens meet up with him and punish him (BAD) for absolutely nothing…all the more unbelievably torturous to see.

Anyone getting mistreated by bullies is bad enough, but to see how this completely innocent and at peace autistic boy is tortured so one alpha male can release some anger…is an abomination.

Not sure the intentions of the filmmakers. To tell the story of the non-eventful events leading up to the tragic story and show the monsters these pricks were, or to cash in on the event for film-rights. For, once the story concludes – and believe me, I was completely and utterly emotional, it just abruptly ends, giving us a description of what happened next in 3 short sentences for what probably dragged on for months, if not years.

I will say this: despite any intentions, the movie was beautifully shot, well-acted, believable and those last 22 minutes, including the VERY last 3-4, were so emotional for me, it’s almost worth a recommendation. But, it’s hard to tell someone else to see this when probably no one should ever.

Unless they want to know true evil of some dumb bloke.

***

Final thoughts: Since this movie is so heavy, I’d like to finish on a lighter note: I loved the song “Cruel Summer” by BOTH Bananarama and Ace of Base in my younger days. That’s all. Nothing about the movie and no, they play neither song in the movie. Spoiler? Ha.

Review By: thesar-2

Other Information:

Original Title Cruel Summer
Release Date 2016-08-27
Release Year 2016

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 20 min (80 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated N/A
Genre Drama, Horror, Thriller
Director Phillip Escott, Craig Newman
Writer Phillip Escott, Craig Newman
Actors Danny Miller, Reece Douglas, Natalie Martins
Country United Kingdom
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Red One Camera
Laboratory N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A

Cruel Summer 2016 123movies
Original title Cruel Summer
TMDb Rating 5.87 23 votes

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