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The Wise Kids 2012 NR CC

3.7 out of 5 stars (9) IMDb 6.3/10

Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist church, weaving through this ensemble piece are three main characters - Brea, an introspective pastor's daughter experiencing debilitating doubt, the hyperactive Laura, Brea's best friend and a devout believer, and Tim, the open-hearted son of a single father, confronting his homosexuality for the first time.

Starring:
Molly Kunz, Tyler Ross
Runtime:
1 hour, 35 minutes

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Genres Drama
Director Stephen Cone
Starring Molly Kunz, Tyler Ross
Supporting actors Allison Torem
Studio Wolfe Video
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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By S. Beers on May 14, 2013
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One would assume this movie would write itself - gay boy, southern religious community, the plot seem infinitely predictable. But that is not this story. This is a new take on an old theme. Oddly, in a manner of speaking, the gay kid is the only one who actually has his act together. It is everyone else that is falling apart.

Though we do see standard themes, the are presented with a twist.

The lead actor is very good (Tyler Ross) and he was also very good in " Nate & Margaret ", another movie well worth watching. I think he has great potential as an actor, and the movie is worth seeing just to see him work.

Low budget, limited production values, but an engaging story with engaging characters, well worth a look for anyone who enjoys independent film.

Also, within the first few minutes of the movie, the title "The Wise Kids" makes perfect sense; very clever.
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I've seen many of Stephen Cone's short films which he has directed, but before The Wise Kids, I had only seen one of his features "In Memoriam." I'd seen enough to know that his directing style produces very thoughtful, natural performances that suck you in. Cone had a humorous cameo in "In Memoriam", but he really shows his chops with a supporting role in this one.

There's a lot to pull from in this film and a lot of ways for people to connect with it. The changing nature of core friendships as you get older and grow into your own. Questioning your faith. Questioning who you are and revealing who you really are, against what others expectations may be of you. A preacher's kid, for instance. For me, as a Catholic, raised very conservatively in a conservative small Catholic town, I've experienced the questioning and wondering too, of what would I believe had I been born to different parents elsewhere. It's a good question, that I've thought about many times.

Also being a Catholic, I'm sensitive and wary whenever a film starts delving into religion and sexuality themes. In "The Wise Kids" there is an adult mentor who begins to develop an apparent crush on one of the younger same-sex, homo-sexual parishioners, so naturally I was cringe-ready. I was ready for another creepy molestation type tale. But Cone brings focus more to this just being a man struggling with his identity and finding the only other person he knew he could share his secret with.

There is a moment toward the end of the film where the older mentor comes to some realizations that is wonderfully written and performed. I was impressed, relieved, and touched. That scene was beautiful.

Production value for this independent film is very impressive.
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This story is too personal for me and many Christian gay men. Growing up I was always told that my attraction to men was sinful and would lead me to hell. This story, however, changes the dynamic. There is no outward homophobia and attacking of gay teens here. This is more a story about faith and why we even believe and how powerful love is when one is true to one's self. All of the characters are made to deal with a world that is not only black and white and dogmatic. Even the religious one in this trio of best friends has to challenge the fact that, due to her way of living her religious devotion, she can appear to be stupid and non-thinking. Assumptions are blown apart in this film and folks are forced to deal with real issues that they would rather not deal with. In the end, the truth shall set you free becomes a powerful force.
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By Lost in Vegas on September 13, 2014
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This is a poignant look at realistic characters (teen and adult) from a Baptist church in South Carolina, each dealing with real and important issues. I saw no clichés and no stereotypes here. The writer avoided the temptation of creating villains and instead let their lives play out as they might in the real world. I was moved and completely won over by the performances. Bravo.
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THE STORY IS ABOUT THE ENDLESS STRUGLE OF TRYING TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT AND ABOUT CONFUSING RIGHT AND WRONG WITH CUSTOM/TRADITIONS WHEN THEY CONFLICT.
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