Friday, June 7, 2019

The Last Summer (2019)

Movie Name/Year: The Last Summer (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 109 minutes
Rating: TV-14
Production/Distribution: Gulfstream Pictures, Netflix
Director: William Bindley
Writer: Scott Bindley, William Bindley
Actors: K.J. Apa, Maia Mitchell, Norman Johnson Jr., Jacob Latimore, Wolfgang Novogratz, Sosie Bacon, Mario Revolori, Jacob McCarthy, Halston Sage, Tyler Posey, Gage Golightly, Nicole Forester, Audrey Grace Marshall, Valerie Jane Parker, Sameera Rock, Ed Quinn, Gabrielle Anwar, Heidi Johanningmeier, Jackie Sandler, Brenna Sherman, Greer Grammer

Blurb from IMDb: A group of young people in Chicago come together during the summer before they head off to college.

Selina’s Point of View:
I didn’t love this one. It was very basic.

Aside from a few relatively quotable lines, I really don’t think I’ll remember much about The Last Summer. Either that, or I’ll mix it up with one of about a hundred other films.

I don’t have anything really bad to say about it. Sure, there were a few needless scenes and some very unwanted cringe (at least for me), but for the most part it was just mediocre. It’s every teen coming-of-age, going-to-college, movie all wrapped up into one.

They kind of overdosed on the tropes.

If anything, it’s like they couldn’t decided what kind of movie to make, so they made them all and smushed them together with no rhyme or reason.

I just can’t recommend this one.

Cat’s Point of View:
At the outset, I wanted to like this movie. I really did. It just never really clicked for me.

There were moments that I certainly enjoyed, but I felt like I wasn’t seeing anything new. There wasn’t anything that blew my mind. Most of the film was pretty much a cut and paste teen drama. I also had a hard time buying in on some of the storylines. Some were too perfect and predictable, and others just failed to suspend my disbelief.

The soundtrack, however, was interesting. I even found myself fishing out my phone to identify a few songs on Soundhound.

Don’t get me wrong. The Last Summer was cute. It just won’t be making my list of favorites. I wouldn’t steer anyone looking for a teen drama away from it, but I likely wouldn’t watch it again by choice unless it was just something playing as background noise.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – None
Metascore – None
Metacritic User Score – 6/10
IMDB Score – 5.6/10
CinemaScore – None

Trust the Dice: Selina’s Rating2/5
Trust the Dice: Cat’s Rating2.5/5

P.S. Outtakes during the beginning of the credits.

Movie Trailer:

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