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Once Upon A Summer

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Is there anything sweeter than childhood memories? Not for Lisa and Andy. Years ago these cousins and best friends were inseparable, creating adventures that would last a lifetime. Now as adults they have gone their separate ways. But when Andy receives some devastating news and Lisa's life is on the verge of falling apart, they reconnect. Looking to their past to face the present, they must overcome their challenges with the faith that inspired them as children.

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  • Actors: Heather Beers, Susanne Sutchy, Matthew Reese
  • Directors: Rob Diamond
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Candlelight Media
  • DVD Release Date: September 29, 2009
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002FLZM9G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,301 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Once Upon A Summer" on IMDb

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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By E. Hunter Hale on October 30, 2009
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ONCE UPON A SUMMER is a film that will touch the heart and mind of many LDS movie-lovers. Director Rob Diamond has created a touching film about finding and holding dear the things that really matter in life; friendship, family, truth. Actress Heather Beers has a role worthy of her talents (she was the lead in CHARLY) and her co-star Sussanne Sutchy is excellent as her best friend. The two young girls who play these best friends as children are equally wonderful. This is a film that will enrich the viewers life and one that they will likely want to share with others. This is a "Gem" well worth experiencing. High marks must also be given to the camera man and composer.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By M on July 10, 2012
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I love movies that my whole family can watch (which is getting more and more difficult these days), so I was excited this was on demand at Amazon. This was an entertaining family movie. It's really about the two women who were once very close and then drifted apart coming back together and reminiscing about a special summer when they were girls and the things they did as kids. Let's just say the girls stirred up some trouble that made us laugh. It kept my 6- and 9-year-olds interested and was not too slow or chick-flicky for my husband. When he read the synopsis, he said "boring!" but then he really got into it and enjoyed it. As for me, I would definitely recommend it!
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful By The City Mouse's Country House on April 13, 2013
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This movie was...pretty terrible. I was excited to see it because I loved Heather Beers in "Baptists At Our Barbecue" and "Charly" but this...yikes. It was really bad. Honestly, I think most of the actors could have done a decent job if they'd been given half a chance with a somewhat decent script but the story itself was just badly executed. The movie is a strange blend of "Now and Then," "Stand By Me," and "Charly," with a little bit of "The Ghost Whisperer" thrown in (yep, two 8 year girls ACTUALLY "cross a ghost" in one EXTREMELY bizarre scene). Also, yes, this IS a movie told from the LDS perspective (which didn't both me since I myself am Mormon) but please PLEASE stop saying that this movie is done BY "the Mormons." It's not. It may have been WRITTEN by Mormons, FOR Mormons, but the Mormon church had NOTHING to do with this piece of cinematic offal. It's DEFINITELY not doctrinal in ANY way, shape, or form other than the conversation had by the girls about being baptized washing away all of your sins (although they get off track when they say that after they get baptized they can't do anything bad ever again, which flies in the face of the Mormon emphasis on repentance).

If you're looking for some good Mormon movies to watch, I recommend "Baptists at Our Barbecue," "The Best Two Years" (!!!), "The Singles Ward," or "Charly" (that last one especially if you're looking for a little insight into Mormon teachings on the afterlife). Steer well clear of this one!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 20, 2014
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If this is supposed to be a movie based on Christian values, why are the girls talking to a a dead person? HORRIBLE WRITING! I am so glad that I didn't let my children see this. I don't even know how it ended because I just stop. I'm very disappointed that I trusted a description that has this as a faith-based movie. Shameful.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Liz on November 16, 2013
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Movie started out like it might be mildly interesting and somewhat uplifting, but about 30 minutes in, turned into some strange mock horror film that was actually a little scary. Didn't watch the rest of the movie.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rachel on May 5, 2015
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This movie is not for Christian families. It promotes Mormonism and has an entire scene of the two girls communicating with a dead boy's ghost convincing him it is ok to let go and go home. And, teaches that people have to change to holiness living before they come to Christ. Not based on biblical principles at all.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By ISay on April 19, 2013
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I did not enjoyed this movie. The quality was subpar, the characters did a good job, and the underlining story could have being better developed. The 'conversion' to the LDS religion was kind of 'fake'.... some stories like the 'kid in the lake' were not explained better in order to understand why this story was brought to the main plot.... Sorry, but the story had a good potential but not well explained...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Freeman on March 6, 2014
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This movie was not as straight forward as the plot belies. It starts off sweet and clear but as the flashbacks continue, the incidents of the two cousins become quite strange. I wasn't sure if I should be entertained, scared, or confused. I felt the creators were trying too hard to entertain with a touch of edginess and the unexpected, but it was poorly executed. It only made me wish they'd put more energy into directing the actors. The concept of friendship and how to value life is clear but the unraveling of this moral through the plot isn't as clear.

The poor quality of acting disrupts the story especially the one-dimensional minor characters. The lack of depth makes it almost comical. Fortunately the two young actresses portraying the two cousins are talented. They make the movie slightly more palatable but not enough to overcome the other major flaws. Disappointed that it wasn't more clear and better quality acting.

It's not an entire wreck because they have some touching moments along with some comical ones too but they're overwhelmed by the lack of integrity with the plot and acting.
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