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Summer Storm (Sommersturm) (2006)



Average Rating: 5.7/10
Critic Reviews: 16
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 7

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Tobi and Achim have been best friends for years. As cox and oarsman, they have helped their team win several rowing cups in the past and are now looking forward to the big regatta in the countryside. But, this trip is no summer camp and the first problems soon arise. As Achim's relationship with his girlfriend grows more serious, Tobi starts to realize that his feelings for Achim run deeper than he's willing to admit to himself. He feels confused, unsure of himself and increasingly left out.

Sep 5, 2006

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Its coming-of-age yarn goes nowhere beyond inevitably out of a closet.

May 19, 2006 Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle
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It's sunny and frothy, with odd laugh-out-loud moments.

May 12, 2006 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
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This gay coming-of-age film from Germany ultimately has few original aspects, but it is an intelligently wrought drama that makes it a respectable entry in the genre.

May 10, 2006
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Stadlober, a young Austrian actor cast in the leading role, is charming enough to survive most of the movie's labored attempts to lighten up.

March 31, 2006 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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While it has little in it that hasn't been covered by other coming-out movies, it's pleasant enough.

March 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Kreutzpainter limns his multifarious characters with an amiable, unforced humor and an authentic feel for the ways in which good kids respond to peer pressure with less-than-admirable behavior.

March 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Newsday
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Don't let the trailer mislead you. Summer Storm is not some sort of supersexy European art film. It's kids being kids, and you've outgrown summer camp.

September 18, 2006 Full Review Source:

Kreuzpaintner junks up this simple gay coming-of-age story with too many subplots and sitcomlike situations.

May 26, 2006
Salt Lake Tribune

There are at least a couple of disparate movies fighting for control in Summer Storm.

May 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Humor, toned bods, a mellow soundtrack and far too much predictability are the highlights and lowlight of Summer Storm.

May 11, 2006
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Recommended for its endearing performances, captivating locations and a poppy soundtrack that amiably underscores the bubbly sensuality of a summer in the sun.

March 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

'Coming out' films are now rituals, patterned like dances, and Marco Kreuzpaintner's Summer Storm hits its generic marks.

March 24, 2006 Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego Union-Tribune

A tonally inconsistent coming-out story that wavers between earnest drama and dopey teen sex comedy.

March 17, 2006

Audience Reviews for Summer Storm (Sommersturm)

Irritatingly simple-minded gay coming-of-age story.
January 13, 2007

Super Reviewer

This sweet gay German film has some great music and some really tender moments.
April 20, 2009

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I hate romance movies. BUT I love gay romance. I have no idea why and so in July of 2008 I just watched a lot of gay romance movies because they are so damn awesome. They are the only kind of romance movies in which I want the characters to get together. So anyway, although the main guy was ugly and looked like Brad Greenquist (Pascal from Pet Sematary) I still enjoyed it. For some reason in every gay movie I watched one of the guys would be extremely ugly and the other... not. Um... so it was kind of funny and ok, but I wanted Tobi and Achim to get together (like I said I always want happy endings in gay romance and unhappy endings in hetero romance, and I'm a straight female... go figure).
December 15, 2008

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Great movie! Great music.
December 27, 2007
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