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.
This film is actually not bad. I was entertained. The plot was very different from the usual ones. Good acting. The film makes you think about what kind of programs like “ASAP” exists today. During the film my mind kept thinking about how this kind of abuse is currently going on in the world. It’s hard to believe that it’s still going on. I would recommend this movie, but don’t expect any hard action or fight scenes. It’s pretty slow I felt, but yet at the same time you wanted to see what was going to happen next, but not in a suspenseful way. It was just an interesting and different kind of movie. All in all I give this movie a 6 out of 10 stars. Good acting.
Director: Christian Duguay
Writers: Agatha Dominik, John Cox
Stars: Mila Kunis, Gregory Smith, Peter Stormare
Country: Canada | USA
Release Date: 8 May 2008 (Kuwait)
Also Known As: Straight Edge
Filming Locations: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
File size : 1.66 GiB
Duration : 1 h 39 min
Overall bit rate : 2 384 kb/s