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Struck by Lightning (2013)

Struck by Lightning

Overview


Genre

Comedy, Drama

Release Date

January 11, 2013 (Limited)

Duration

84 min.

Studio

Tribeca Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Brian Dannelly

Producer

David Permut, Rob Aguire, Mia Chang

Screenwriter

Chris Colfer

Starring

Story


High school senior Carson Phillips (Chris Colfer) was destined for bigger things than his close-minded small town could ever offer. He was on a path to greatness, but destiny had a different plan when he was suddenly killed by a bolt of lightning in his school parking lot.

Demonstrating that life is what happens while you're busy planning your future, Carson recounts the last few weeks of his life via witty, insightful flashbacks, including a blackmail scheme targeting the popular kids in school that he concocts with his best friend (Rebel Wilson, Bridesmaids), and a home life that includes a mother (Allison Janney, Juno, "The West Wing") who's more interested in the bottle than her son's future and an estranged father (Dermot Mulroney, My Best Friend's Wedding) who suddenly appears with a pregnant fiancee (Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men").

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..lacking originality and sufficient humor, the pic won't get the good grades from festgoing gatekeepers that would enable graduation to theatrical..”
by Rob Nelson [Variety]
“..sticks to generic character sketches of high school student types - the jock, the goth, the cheerleader, etc. - and gives Carson the best line..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
“..may appeal to fans of Colfer's work on "Glee," but as a film it's utterly lacking in scope, depth or meaning beyond an immediate chuckle or two..”
by Amanda Mae Meyncke [Film.com]