Geography Club (film)

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Geography Club
Geography club.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGary Entin
Produced byMichael Huffington
Anthony Bretti
Written byEdmund Entin
Based onGeography Club 
by Brent Hartinger
StarringCameron Deane Stewart
Justin Deeley
Andrew Caldwell
Meaghan Martin
Allie Gonino
Ally Maki
Nikki Blonsky
Alex Newell
Teo Olivares
Marin Hinkle
Ana Gasteyer
Scott Bakula
Music byLior Rosner
CinematographyMatthew Irving
Edited byWilliam Yeh
Production
company
Huffington Pictures
Distributed byShoreline Entertainment
Breaking Glass Pictures
Release dates
Running time83 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$23,456,567[1]
 
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Geography Club
Geography club.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGary Entin
Produced byMichael Huffington
Anthony Bretti
Written byEdmund Entin
Based onGeography Club 
by Brent Hartinger
StarringCameron Deane Stewart
Justin Deeley
Andrew Caldwell
Meaghan Martin
Allie Gonino
Ally Maki
Nikki Blonsky
Alex Newell
Teo Olivares
Marin Hinkle
Ana Gasteyer
Scott Bakula
Music byLior Rosner
CinematographyMatthew Irving
Edited byWilliam Yeh
Production
company
Huffington Pictures
Distributed byShoreline Entertainment
Breaking Glass Pictures
Release dates
Running time83 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$23,456,567[1]

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, Meaghan Martin, Nikki Blonsky, Ana Gasteyer, and Scott Bakula.

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 Terese 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.

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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 Instant 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.[2] 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".[3]

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.[4]

"The MTRCB...highly commends the movie as “Sweet and sensitive coming out, coming of age movie based on the first novel of the young adult series/play of the same name. Nuanced direction and performances make this a must-see and highly recommended." ”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.” [5]

Awards[edit]

Following is a list of awards that Geography Club or its cast have won or for which they have been nominated.[6]

Won
Nominated

Home Media[edit]

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

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