Struck by Lightning (2012)

IMDb 6.2

“Struck by Lightning” is a 2012 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Brian Dannelly and written by Chris Colfer. The film features an ensemble cast including Colfer, Rebel Wilson, Allison Janney, Dermot Mulroney, Christina Hendricks, and Sarah Hyland.

The film tells the story of Carson Phillips (Chris Colfer), a high school senior who dreams of leaving his small town to pursue his dreams of becoming a journalist. He is determined to do whatever it takes to achieve his goals, including blackmailing his classmates into contributing to the school’s literary magazine.

Throughout the film, Carson faces various challenges and conflicts with his peers and family, including his estranged father and his mother who is struggling with financial issues. Despite this, Carson remains determined to succeed and follow his dreams.

The film received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for Colfer’s performance and the film’s message of self-acceptance, but criticism for the film’s pacing and lack of depth in some characters. “Struck by Lightning” is a heartfelt and entertaining film that explores the struggles and dreams of a young high school student trying to find his place in the world.

Duration: 90 min.


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