Geography Club (film)

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Geography Club
Geography club.jpg
Directed byGary Entin
Produced byMichael Huffington
Anthony Bretti
Written byEdmund Entin
Based onGeography Club 
by Brent Hartinger
StarringCameron Deane Stewart
Justin Deeley
Nikki Blonsky
Meaghan Martin
Scott Bakula
Alex Newell
Allie Gonino
Ana Gasteyer
Marin Hinkle
Ally Maki
Andrew Caldwell
Music byLior Rosner
CinematographyMatthew Irving
Editing byWilliam Yeh
StudioHuffington Pictures
Distributed byShoreline Entertainment
Breaking Glass Pictures
Release dates
Running time83 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
 
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Geography Club
Geography club.jpg
Directed byGary Entin
Produced byMichael Huffington
Anthony Bretti
Written byEdmund Entin
Based onGeography Club 
by Brent Hartinger
StarringCameron Deane Stewart
Justin Deeley
Nikki Blonsky
Meaghan Martin
Scott Bakula
Alex Newell
Allie Gonino
Ana Gasteyer
Marin Hinkle
Ally Maki
Andrew Caldwell
Music byLior Rosner
CinematographyMatthew Irving
Editing byWilliam Yeh
StudioHuffington Pictures
Distributed byShoreline Entertainment
Breaking Glass Pictures
Release dates
Running time83 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Geography Club is a 2013 American coming-of-age comedy-drama and is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name. The film stars Cameron Deane Stewart, Justin Deeley, Meaghan Martin, Nikki Blonsky, Ana Gasteyer, and Scott Bakula, and was directed by Gary Entin. It was released in select theaters, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and VOD formats on November 15, 2013.

Plot[edit]

Based on Brent Hartinger's best-selling critically acclaimed novel, Geography Club is a smart, fast, and funny account of contemporary teenagers as they discover their own sexual identities, dreams, and values. 16-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.

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, where it will also be released for rental on select VOD formats. It is expected to be available for purchase on February 11, 2014.

Reception[edit]

Geography Club has received generally mixed reviews from critics. Film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 56% of critics gave the film a positive review based on 9 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 4 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]

Awards[edit]

Following is a list of awards that Geography Club or its cast have won or for which they have been nominated.[4]

Won
Nominated

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. ^ "Awards for Geography Club (2007)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2013-11-04. 

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