Last Day of Summer

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Last Day of Summer
Last Day of Summer Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Vlad Yudin
Produced by Larry Strong
Kevin Arbouet
Vlad Yudin
Edwin Mejia
Written by Vlad Yudin
Starring DJ Qualls
Nikki Reed
William Sadler
Cinematography Partyk Rebisz
Edited by Susan Graef
Distributed by E1 Entertainment Distribution
Release date
  • October 24, 2009 (2009-10-24)
Running time
105 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Last Day of Summer is a 2009 drama-comedy film written, produced and directed by Vlad Yudin of The Vladar Company, featuring DJ Qualls, Nikki Reed, and William Sadler.


Gregory (a.k.a. "Joe") (DJ Qualls) is a disturbed fast-food worker, who has reached the end of his mental tether after being tormented and humiliated by his cruel boss, Mr. Crolick (William Sadler). Fed up with Joe’s ineptitude, Crolick fires Joe. Joe soon hatches a deadly plot for revenge and returns to the restaurant only to become side-tracked when he catches the eye of Stefanie (Nikki Reed), a beautiful female patron. However, Joe completely misinterprets his encounter with Stefanie and ends up unintentionally kidnapping her.


  • DJ Qualls as Joe/Gregory
  • Nikki Reed as Stefanie
  • William Sadler as Mr. Crolick
  • Joe Van Mater as Fast Food Employee #1
  • Richard J. Brightman as Car Driver #1
  • Alek Dykeman as Guy With Sandwich #1


Critical reception for Last Day of Summer was generally negative, with the film holding a 17% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on six reviews.[1] The New York Times panned the film overall, stating that it "had a chance to be a decent movie, but Vlad Yudin, who directed and wrote it, couldn't resist a potty joke. A long, grating potty joke."[2] A reviewer for the Village Voice also panned it, saying that the film "promises what it has no intention of delivering".[3]


  1. ^ "Last Day of Summer (2010)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  2. ^ GENZLINGER, NEIL. "The Story of a Comical Misfit". New York Times. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Schager, Nick. "Last Day of Summer Promises What It Can't Deliver". Village Voice. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 

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