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Boot Camp (2008)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 8 May 2008 (Kuwait)
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A group of at-risk teens are sent to a what they think is a rehabilitation program on Fiji, but it's really a prison-like camp where kids are abused and brainwashed.

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Christian Duguay
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mila Kunis ... Sophie
Gregory Smith ... Ben (as Gregory Edward Smith)
Peter Stormare ... Norman Hail
Regine Nehy ... Trina
Alejandro Rae ... Jack
Christopher Jacot ... Danny
Tygh Runyan ... Logan
Matthew Smalley ... Nick
Colleen Rennison ... Ellen
Barbara Gates Wilson Barbara Gates Wilson ... Rhonda
Christianne Hirt ... Lucy
Lexie Huber ... Marianne
Serge Houde ... Karl
Cris Nannarone ... Stan (as Christino Nannarone)
Joe Norman Shaw ... Ben's Father
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Storyline

When provocatively impish drug addict Sophie is forcibly shipped off by her passive mother and brutally domineering stepfather to dodgy, messianic and platitude-spouting Dr. Arthur Hail's completely isolated Fiji island boot camp for wayward teens (a.k.a. Camp Serenity), her perfectly respectable boyfriend Ben refuses to stand passively by. He fakes a drug problem to get himself enrolled in Dr. Hail's Advanced Serenity Achievement Program, where he plans to find and escape with Sophie. Meanwhile both teens witness and endure the physically harsh and psychologically brutal conditions fostered by the doctor and enforced by Logan, his militaristic and imposing chief of security - where all "enrollees" have "less rights than prisoners on death row." Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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When Sophie first arrives, Ellen says she has two months left. When Sophie is later put in the circle, they say Sophie's been there for over a month. Right after that, as they are seeing people leave, they mention Ellen leaving in two months again. See more »

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Sophie: Yeah, it wasn't really a very friendly welcome chaining us to some cement blocks and then nearly half-drown...
Dr. Arthur Hail: Each one of you have emotionally, psychologically and even physically kept your parent chained to a block of concrete day and night for years now, so we think it's only fair to let our newcomers experience what it must feel like to be in your parents' shoes, if only for one night.
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Don't Take It Away
Written by Sara Lov and Dustin O'Halloran
Performed by Devics
Courtesy Splinter Records
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28 February 2011 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

Supposedly based on real events, this is about teenagers being sent away to camps to be disciplined. We follow a couple who go there and seek to escape. The characters aren't bad, and this is psychologically credible all the way. Unfortunately, the acting tends to be pretty... "meh". Even Stormare, if he does have his moments, struggles. Smith delivers the best performance(someone give this man more roles, seriously). Kunis is OK, as usual. This has some stylization to portions of it, without it getting to be flashy. This is directed(by the guy who did the pretty good Human Trafficking mini-series, and the utterly biased Hitler bio-pic), shot and edited well. It's genuinely effective at times, with a fairly good pace and a relatively satisfying climax. The tension reaches nice high levels at times, and this is exciting here and there. It is a bit predictable. The exploration of how some of the people leading the spot have become corrupted by their power and what these kinds of extreme conditions do to even normal human beings are convincing, if not news to people who look into this stuff even casually. This suffers from there not being much memorable to it other than this, and, frankly, I feel it would have been a more compelling documentary. There is a lot of disturbing content and sensuality, and brief nudity in this. The DVD comes with five trailers and nothing else(including scene selection menus)... that's *bare*. I recommend this to fans of Gregory. 6/10


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2008 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Straight Edge See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$151,827
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| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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