Geography Club (film)

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Geography Club
Geography Club (film).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Gary Entin
Produced by Michael Huffington
Anthony Bretti
Written by Edmund Entin
Based on Geography Club
by Brent Hartinger
Starring Cameron Deane Stewart
Justin Deeley
Meaghan Martin
Allie Gonino
Nikki Blonsky
Andrew Caldwell
Marin Hinkle
Ana Gasteyer
Scott Bakula
Music by Lior Rosner
Cinematography Matthew Irving
Edited by William Yeh
Production
company
Huffington Pictures
Distributed by Shoreline Entertainment
Breaking Glass Pictures
Release date
Running time
83 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Geography Club is an American comedy-drama film based on the Brent Hartinger novel of the same name. It was written by Edmund Entin, directed by Gary Entin, and stars Cameron Deane Stewart, Justin Deeley, Andrew Caldwell, Meaghan Martin, Allie Gonino, Ally Maki, and Nikki Blonsky.

Plot[edit]

Sixteen-year-old Russell is still going on dates with girls while having a secret relationship with football quarterback Kevin, who will do anything to prevent his football teammates from finding out. Min and Therese tell everyone that they're just really good friends. And then there's Ike, who can't figure out who he is or who he wants to be. Finding the truth too hard to hide, they all decide to form the Geography Club, thinking nobody else in their right mind would ever want to join. However, their secrets may soon be discovered and they could have to face the choice of revealing who they really are.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Geography Club premiered on April 27, 2013, at the Newport Beach Film Festival. The film received a limited theatrical release by Breaking Glass Pictures on November 15, 2013, and was also released digitally on iTunes, Amazon Video and VOD on the same day.

Reception[edit]

Film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 64% of critics gave the film a positive review based on 11 reviews, with an average score of 5.2/10.[1] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 based on reviews from critics, the film has a score of 57 based on 5 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[2]

Writing for the Huffington Post, John Lopez describes the film as entertaining and praises the themes as "universal and relatable," as well as for trying to define a "new normal" where homosexuality is accepted as an everyday thing.[3]

Entertainment Tonight hails Geography Club saying that – "Every year sees the release of one film so culturally important it should be required viewing. This year, that film is Geography Club." The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) of the Philippine government gave the movie a PG rating and highly commends the movie as a "sweet and sensitive coming out, coming of age movie based on the first novel of the young adult series/play of the same name."[4]

Awards[edit]

Following is a list of awards that Geography Club or its cast have won or for which they have been nominated.[5]

Won
Nominated

Home media[edit]

Breaking Glass Pictures released Geography Club on DVD on March 25, 2014.

Television series[edit]

A television series following the events of the Geography Club movie is in production by JA&M Productions with filming set for Fall 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geography Club (2013)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Geography Club". Metacritic. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ John Lopez (April 30, 2013) "Newport Film Festival's 'The Geography Club' Depicts the New Normal of Gay Relationships" The Huffington Post. Retrieved on October 31, 2013
  4. ^ "Movie on coming out is highly recommended by the MTRCB: 'Geography Club'". Inquirer Movies. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  5. ^ "Awards for Geography Club (2007)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2013-11-04. 

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