Midnight Sun Movie Review

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  • Release Date    : 06/04/2018
  • Genre        : Drama,  Romance
  • Cast        : Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggie, Quin Shephard
  • Director    : Scott Speer
  • Duration    : 1 hour 31 minutes
  • Language    : English

Scott Speer’s Midnight Sun, remade from the 2006 Japanese film Taiyô No Uta, features the teen favorite Bella Thorne as Katie Price and is also the debut film of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son, Patrick Schwarzenegger as Charlie.  It has everything for a millennial teen romance. But did it deliver to tug at the heartstrings like every other film in this genre? Let’s find out.

A 17-year-old Katie Price is confined to her home since childhood due to a rare genetic condition, xeroderma pigmentosum, a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. Having only her father Jack (Rob Riggle) and BFF Morgan (Quinn Shephard) for company, she only ventures out at night to play her guitar at the train station. One night, her dreams come true when she comes face to face with her longtime crush Charlie. Her best friend Morgan plays cupid. But She keeps her condition a secret from Charlie because she doesn’t want to be defined by her disease. As she continues to battle with sunlight, she also fights to deal with her own mortality.

Director Scott Speer makes us empathize with the characters while also appealing to those relatable nobody-understands-me-like-you feelings that teens crave from first love. Katie and charlie make a great couple on screen. Although the movie may seem cheesy, it is lovable for its sincere heart. Midnight Sun is a must watch if you enjoy a case of tear-jerking puppy love between a pair of good-looking teenagers mixed with just the right amount of melodrama.