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Contest 2013

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4.7 out of 5 stars (28) IMDb 5.7/10

A bullied high school student is suddenly befriended by his chief tormentor and together they face challenges that will change their lives forever.

Starring:
Kenton Duty, Danny Flaherty
Runtime:
1 hour, 27 minutes

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Genres Drama, Kids & Family
Director Anthony Joseph Giunta
Starring Kenton Duty, Danny Flaherty
Supporting actors Mary Beth Peil, Katherine McNamara, Kyle Dean Massey, Talon G. Ackerman, Chris Riggi, Raviv Ullman, Jan Uczkowski, Owen Teague, Kelley Missal, Jake Schwencke, Alex Boniello, Megan Channell, Dan Fabi, Joseph Harrington, Marc John Jefferies, Christopher Rivera, Morgan B. Ackerman, Emily Taroli
Studio Anderson Digital
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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Format: DVD
I went into a screening for Contest earlier this year with some very basic expectations. Average expectations I guess, for an anti-bullying movie with some familiar stars and a soundtrack that really appealed to me. Then the movie started...and right from the start, I saw just how different this movie is. It has a cast filled with actors from Broadway, Nickelodeon, MTV, and Disney, plus several well known stars from Hollywood and elsewhere too. But the story itself is what grabs you.

This isn't just some standard, cut-and-dry bullying movie with a bully, a bullied kid, and a few supporting actors. This is the most comprehensive look at bullying in schools I've ever seen! It looks at how the bullies are often bullied themselves, how bullies got to be this way, how teachers too often look the other way, and how the bullying "issue" in our world is so much more than just one issue. There's literally so much going on in this film, by the time the end credits arrive, your mind is still absorbing how much the movie just affected you.

Yes, the actors are all beautiful, and yes the soundtrack is my favorite in years! But beyond all the nice packaging, Contest is a thoroughly life-changing little movie everyone really should see. Fantastic job to all involved, and I'm really looking forward to seeing it again now on DVD!
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I saw this film at the Mill Valley Film Festival and I'm ordering gift copies for friends and family. It's a well-crafted, well-acted, and well-produced film about bullying that I think kids will actually enjoy watching. The nuanced story features some very appealing and talented young actors. An entertaining film for the family to watch together with a positive and important message.
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A wonderful story of how the school bully is caught on camera and made to pay his penance to the very boys he bullied! This film takes the time to examine the behind-the-scenes life of the bad kid turned friend to the very boy he bullied. Oh, yes, there are other bad guys at work in this flick, but when you watch, you'll be rewarded with a nice ending!

I recommend "Contest" for all ages; hopefully, families will watch it together!
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Bullying has become such a hot button issue. Contest examines the topic from a number of angles. It addresses conflict, redemption, and the challenges of growing up in 2013. It interjects humor, great music, and has an earnest cast. While the film is 88 minutes, the real prize is the follow up opportunity to discuss bullying with your family.
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First, Bravo! This movie is a scathing attack on Bullying. it is a movie that many younger people should see. Kenton duty is excellent as the bully in question,Danny Flaherty is excellent as the object of his bullying. There are other events going on under the surface with Danny's grandmother and Kenton's brother which also serve to fuel this movie. the rest of the cast including Katherine McNamara et al are all superb and do a lot of credit to a topic that needs to be brought out in the open. This is handled in a very sweet and sometimes harsh way. As I said Bravo, because even in spite of the difficulty of the subject....you still learn the lesson and smile from time to time. Well worth seeing for the entire family.
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A very nice film, with engaging actors, a good script, and a positive message. The story revolves around a group of high school students, a very bad older brother, and a few adults some of which are clueless, some are sympathetic. Different examples of bullying are dealt with. Kids and adults can learn to identify and respond to bullying behavior. An unexpected plot development shows there can be redemption for a bully and exposes possible causes of his behavior.
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By Misterbanks on January 16, 2014
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This was a pretty good movie with a good lesson. The bully turning into a good guy. And people learning to trust unlikely friends. This is also a good anti-bullying film. I liked Kenton Duty in this film. He apparently gained 21lbs in muscle for this movie and then way more afterwards. That's dedication to the art. The movie was awkward at points but other than that it was good.
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Anyone who has attended public school in the last 20 years is quite familiar with the sort of anti-bullying films students are generally forced to watch: three or four teenagers in an arcade/public library/[insert location no modern teenager would ever go to here], wearing clothes that were in fashion for about 10 minutes in 1986, unsuccessfully attempt to suppress Canadian accents while a stiff narrator asks the audience what they would do in the situation. Ironically, the actors in these movies are possibly the most retroactively bullied teens of all time, as students are unable to resist mocking poorly-delivered chestnuts like, "Give me your lunch money, eh."

Contest isn't one of those movies. This is a well-acted, humorous, and thought-provoking film that manages to make its message apparent without sacrificing the story. Self-reliant Tommy is forced to collaborate with the intimidating Matt for a cooking contest, but the stakes go way beyond cuisine--Tommy is convinced that Matt has an ulterior motive, and he's not wrong. In fact, there are multiple layers to Matt's involvement, and double-crossing is the biggest dish on the menu. The duo's relationship evolves naturally, and not always in a positive direction, thanks to a combination of Matt's continued desire to impress his cronies and please his devious older brother, and Tommy's inability to fully trust his former tormentor. The ultimate outcome probably won't come as a surprise to viewers, but even towards the end of the film, there are enough twists and turns to keep things exciting.

Of course, the mission of a movie like this is probably more about stemming discussion rather than merely trying to entertain. Fortunately, Contest manages to do both, especially since all teens should easily find traces of themselves in one or more characters. In a genre that often comes across as cheesy and forced, this is a rare movie that could actually make a real impact on its audience.
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