Midnight Sun (2018)


“I’m really busy during the day, but I can be free at night.” – Katie

Number of Times Seen – 1 (21 Dec 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A teenager with a disease that doesn’t allow her to be in direct sunlight falls in love with a young boy from the neighborhood and yearns to be free of her imprisonment in her home due to her illness.

My Take on it – This is a film that I came across by accident and knew nothing about it going in.

They manage to create yet another silly and boring teen romance story that fails to work on so many levels.

The story itself feels so unoriginal and possibly recycled while just tweaking the deadly disease.

Bella Throne and Patrick Schwarzenegger have no chemistry with one another here and that is so detrimental to the story.

It’s so hard to believe that these characters are meant to fall in love with one another.

Rob Riggle is the sole bright spot here and e does a wonderful job as Thorn’s supportive father.

Riggle has a few nice lines, but beyond that, he has little to truly offer.

The entire cast of characters are too superficial and even though this film depicts a deadly disease, it’s so hard to sympathize with any of them along the way.

This is based on a book that is probably better due to the fact that on page, they can easily explain so much of the exposition which is lacking here.

Bottom Line – Really silly teen romance that is so boring to watch unfold. The story doesn’t seem original at all and it unfortunately feels as they just picked a random rare disease to use here. Thorne and Schwarzenegger have no chemistry what so ever here and it detracts from any kind of believably for a story like this. Riggle is a fun actor and manages to make the most of his character who has a few good jokes, but beyond that, he doesn’t have much to really do. The characters are all far too superficial and despite dealing with a deadly disease, we never get close enough to really care.  The book that this is based on is probably much better because this one was far too predictable and insane at the same time.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Bella Thorne was diagnosed with Dyslexia in first grade and was actually home schooled. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)

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