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Midnight Sun

also known as “Amor de media noche,” “Amor de medianoche,” “Amor à Meia-Noite,” “Il sole a mezzanotte - Midnight Sun,” “Midnight Sun - Alles für dich,” See more »
MPA Rating: PG-13-Rating (MPA) for some teen partying and sensuality.
Moral Rating: not reviewed (no one volunteered)
Moviemaking Quality:
Primary Audience: • Teens • Young Adults • Adults
Genre: Romance Drama Remake
Length: 1 hr. 31 min.
Year of Release: 2018
USA Release: March 23, 2018 (wide—2,173 theaters)
DVD: June 19, 2018
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Relevant Issues
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Suffering from a rare genetic condition (xeroderma pigmentosum—often called “XP”) that creates a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight

Do the filmmakers portray this disorder and its affects and progressive neurological abnormalities accurately? Not really—and this may be annoying or offensive to those that actually have this recessive genetic disorder

Read what one young woman with XP found amusing and disturbing about the “Midnight Sun”—off-site review by Titanium Amy

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Death of girlfriend, daughter and best friend

Issue of pain and suffering

Why does God allow innocent people to suffer? Answer

What about the issue of suffering? Doesn’t this prove that there is no God and that we are on our own? Answer

Does God feel our pain? Answer

ORIGIN OF BAD—How did bad things come about? Answer

Did God make the world the way it is now? What kind of world would you create? Answer

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Featuring Bella ThorneKatie Price, Jack’s daughter
Patrick Schwarzenegger … Charlie, Katie’s love interest
Rob Riggle … Jack Price, Katie’s father
Quinn Shephard … Morgan
Ken Tremblett … Mark
Jenn Griffin … Barb
Nicholas Coombe … Garver
Tiera Skovbye … Zoe Carmichael
Paul McGillion … Blake Jones
Austin Obiajunwa … Owen
Alex Pangburn … Wes
Guy Christie … Swim Coach
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Director Scott Speer — “Step Up Revolution” (2012)
Producer Boies / Schiller Film Group
Wrigley Pictures
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “MIDNIGHT SUN is a romantic tearjerker about 17-year-old Katie Price (Bella Thorne), sheltered at home since childhood with a rare genetic condition, a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. Having only her father Jack (Rob Riggle) for company, Katie’s world opens up after dark when she ventures outside to play her guitar. One night, her dreams come true when she’s noticed and asked out by her longtime crush Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger), whom she’s secretly watched from her bedroom window for years. As they embark on nightly summer excursions, Katie’s risk to sunlight grows and she’s presented with the gut-wrenching dilemma of whether she can live a normal life with her newfound soul mate.”

This film is based on the 2006 Japanese film, “Midnight Sun.”

  • Violence: None
  • Profane language: “Oh my G*d” (10), “Oh G*d” (6), “G*d” (1), “H*ly pregnant cow,” “d*mn” (1), “h*ll” (2)
  • Vulgar/Crude language: “You’re a hot a** young woman,” “You’re super freaking hot,” “She was hot,” “I’ve heard dead pets can be an aphrodisiac,” “a** crack of dawn,” s-words (3 or more), “s*ck”
  • Sex or Nudity: • female and male remove outer clothes and go swimming in underwear and kiss—what follows is unclear, but they are later seen cudding on beach • more kissing (several times) • couple at party making out • shirtless males
  • Alcohol/Drugs: • Teens drinking alcohol on beach at night • Charlie recalls jumping off a roof at a party while drunk—with very bad results
  • Occult: None
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Secular Movie Critics
…A manipulative but effective tearjerker… does an effective job of tugging at vulnerable teenage hearts, while managing to provide a few laughs along the way. None of the film rings remotely true…
Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
Bella Thorne doesn't look very sick in tearjerker ‘Midnight Sun’… One of my biggest pet peeves is when a movie willfully misrepresents how a disease works to advance a plot. …
Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic
…The trouble isn’t just that “Midnight Sun” cherry-picks the most poetic elements of a real-world disease to serve its transparently manipulative ends, but that it offers audiences such an unrealistic portrait of romance in the process. …
Peter Debruge, Variety
…Leads Thorne and Schwarzenegger are mildly charming in a TV-soap way, but it’s all so desperately clean and savoury (even her XP is photogenic—unlike in reality). …
Time Out
Bella Thorne shines in otherwise lackluster film…
Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service
…disparate tones clot into such a peculiar and exhausting bottleneck that it's perhaps inevitable that the film's actors are by and large unable to bring convincing life to their thinly sketched characters…
Derek Smith, Slant
…Once the believability drops, the seams start to show, whether it’s some extras who seem aware of the camera, bad edits, comic-timing misfires or songs written for Thorne that aren’t quite as good as everyone onscreen says they are…
Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
…Mawkish, bland and banal, this dreary love story — and it’s no “Love Story” — seems to think it can throw together dying girl and handsome prince, and that’s all there is to it. …
Alonso Duralde, The Wrap