Summerland (out Jan 7) would only be believable if a true story... but sadly, it’s not. It’s a contrived drama (featuring flashbacks with a flashback) about a cranky English writer to reluctantly cares for a child during World War II. With subplots involving unrequited love and fantasy islands, the film doesn’t come together. The love story is the weakest element. Grade: C+.
Mini Review - Summerland
- Written by Matthew Toomey