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Film Review - Summer '03

SUMMER 03 3

We’re moving into a new age of nostalgia, with “Summer ‘03” taking a trip in time, back to an age when cell phones were miraculous simply because they could send text messages and teen humiliation was only beginning to form the foundation of internet exchanges. Writer/director Becca Gleeson doesn’t mummify her feature with endless references to gadgets and atmosphere, preferring to use slightly more community-minded time to launch her own take on a coming-of-age dramedy, trying to treat raging emotions with some level of realism while constructing a screenplay that’s softened by quirk and distracted by supporting characters. “Summer ‘03” captures the endless summer vibe with ease, only struggling when it comes time to address the severity of bad decisions, with Gleeson giving in to hysterics too easily.  Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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