Hot Summer Nights Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 15293

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 4

Theatrical Release Date: 07/27/2018

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 09/25/2018

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Elijah Bynum

Actors: Timothée Chalamet, Maika Monroe, Alex Roe, William Fichtner, Thomas Jane, Emory Cohen

Plot: Recent high school grad Daniel spends summer with his aunt on Cape Cod where he struggles to find a place he fits in. An encounter with local weed slinger and bad boy Hunter soon has him entering into a lucrative and dangerous new world - made more so when he falls for Hunter's younger sister, McKayla, who is strictly off limits. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
2.5/4

Mike A - wrote on 11/23/2018

Clearly inspired by the style of a Martin Scorsese film, Hot Summer Nights is a try-hard that falls flat on nearly every end, focusing too much on style and too little on fleshing out interesting characters and a compelling plot. It benefits greatly from its attractive cast, strong performances and vibrant soundtrack, but that’s all Hot Summer Nights really has going for it. Good effort.

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Chris Kavan
Chris Kavan
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Rating of
2.5/4

Tries Hard but Needs a Bit More Heat

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/19/2018

Hot Summer Nights greatest attribute is its absolutely killer young cast. Timothée Chalamet was a multiple award nominee (including the Oscar and Golden Globe) for his performance in Call Me By Your Name while Maika Monroe impressed me in the fantastic horror film It Follows. She co-starred with Alex Roe in The 5th Wave and I also recognized Emory Cohen from his role in The OA. Throw in some killer cameos from William Fichtner and Thomas Jane, and you have your deck stacked.

The film follows a somewhat awkward loner Daniel (Chalamet) who is having trouble dealing with the death of his father and is sent to live with his aunt on the East Coast for the summer in Cape Cod. We are told there are two types of people to found her during the summer: the summer birds - the rich and privileged …

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