7.41 h 34 min2009X-Ray13+
Smart and popular high school senior Natalie thinks she has her life figured out, but everything changes when she meets a mysterious boy with nothing to lose.
Todd Kessler
Jesse McCartneyElisabeth HarnoisJennifer Grey
English [CC]
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4.7 out of 5 stars

581 global ratings

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Alex FigueroaReviewed in the United States on October 3, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hidden gem
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We've seen stories of the like in small, medium, and big budget. Keith is quite special. For instance, there is not once a mention of the "situation" that is the engine behind of behaviors and assorted plot twists. There is great filmmaking --the writer/director is an accomplished hand and it shows from the first frame. So, he tells things that requires from "others" extense, dull, anti-climatic dialogues, descriptions, or voice overs. Take the scene at the convenience store between Natalie and Keith's counselor. Only once, a clinical "procedure" is vaguely mentioned, the rest is wonderfully completed by a rich exchange of small phrases, reaction shots (plenty!) and perfect timing of the silences in between. The actors HAVE to be very good of course, to pull it properly. If you like filmmaking (in capitals) watch Keith!
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FrenaReviewed in the United States on April 15, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Heartfelt Movie
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I watched this movie nearly ten years ago and it's just as poignant and heartfelt today as it was then. Great chemistry, superb acting, and an engaging story line. Love this coming-of-age, star-crossed lovers movie...and I am not one for love stories. Aliens ripping through earth's atmosphere and creature features are my cup of tea, so...
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AmazonCust_StephSFReviewed in the United States on January 26, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this independent film / love story
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I thought Jesse McCartney was brilliant in this - see how his character tries to hide his emotion that proven to exist with involuntary physical responses, such good work. He plays someone truly likable because of the character's realness rather than someone the majority finds attractive. Of course the catch was a really good guy too. But sometimes we don't realize we need someone to grow from the inside out with.
Lessons in how biases are an inservice.
Follow your gut, not your friends!
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OneTasteReviewed in the United States on May 1, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
I am a guy, and "I" cried!
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What a wonderful movie! I feel that what made this such a beautiful movie is the fact that it has something that we can "all" identify with. We are invited to see something of ourselves in the dramas that unfold. What I loved most was how it beautifully expressed that intangible something, that force that can powerfully unhinge us from the superficial, trival things that don't really matter.

Natalie represents that part of us that does care about what people think about us. The part that is limited and constricted by our own expectations. Keith, on the other hand, is that aspect that wants to live today as if it was the very last. Two, very different, seemingly opposite personalities, yet this force (Love) that brought them together, shakes all of their identifications loose. Suddenly none of that superficial stuff matters anymore, all of the egocentric constrictions fall off. I don't want to give away too much, but there is one part in the movie that caused my cheecks to get soaked with tears! And I never cry! I think that reason is that deep in our heart, we know that "true," "pure," "unconditional" love can be the light that casts away all shodow aspects of our psyche.

All of the actors played their roles very well. The tears, facial expressions, all drew me in and made the emotional curretns believable. I was vicariously living this play and breathed a sigh at the end. I felt blessed to be Spirit living this human experience, to be able to savor and fully appreciate this love song that life really is.

Enjoy the movie, but make sure that you have plenty of tissues next to you!

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ACReviewed in the United States on June 28, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Makes you value every minute of your life. I ended up buying it so I can watch as many times as I want. Highly recommend it. It's one of those movies that stay with you. It's simple, but it has that something. Loved it.
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Todd SmithReviewed in the United States on February 23, 2013
3.0 out of 5 stars
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There was something so sad, yet beautiful about this film. It wasn't just a love story, but rather a film about life, that shows us not only to appreciate it, but to appreciate the opportunity it affords us. The film is about the ability to choose what path your life takes and to appreciate the fact that you have a choice. I honestly didn't think this film would be very good, but Jesse McCartney was terrific in Summerland, so I decided to check it out. Jesse, you need to realize it's time to ditch the s***ty pop songs and stick to acting, because you were truly great as Keith. Elisabeth Harnois was also very good as Natalie, and as I watched the movie, I realized I was feeling what her character was feeling, the textbook sign of an amazing performance. Honestly, it's a shame that big budget films get all the recognition, while something this magical is labeled direct-to-video and thrown in the $5.99 bin.
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heat wallReviewed in the United States on July 24, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
I <3 Keith!
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This movie is definately in my top 10 of favorite movies! It is one worth watching. I ened up watching this movie on tv, I hadn't ever seen a trailer for it or even heard of it before until it came on that night. I think that's what made the movie better, the fact that I didn't know what it was about or I didn't know what was going to happen next. But, I'm glad I watched it. Years later I remembered it and had to order it. And it is worth every dime you spend on it. Now, I don't want to give anything about the movie away, but there was one review on here stating that their perspective of Keith was one of a brat, which I have to strongly disagree on. In my opinion, this person did not quite grasp the meaning of the film. In my opinion, his character is more mysterious and laid back. I think Jesse McCartney did an amazing role playing as Keith. I wish he was in more movies.
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DemetreReviewed in the United States on September 27, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I'm a guy that doesn't really cry easy....Good acting and video quality with the production crew invloved.
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Watched it with my girl and I have to say my eyes got watery and I'm the kind of guy that doesn't cry easy. Very good acting and it will keep the guys interested since it has an old school truck he drives and he gets her to understand how engines work. That store seen made me cry and also the pool scene.
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