Last Day of Summer (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes

Last Day of Summer (2010)




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Frustrated fast food employee Joe (D.J. Qualls) eschews his plan to seek revenge against his sadistic boss (William Sadler) after exchanging glances with pretty customer Stephanie (Nikki Reed), and kidnapping her on a whim.more
Rating: R (for language throughout, some violent images and brief drug use)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Vlad Yudin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 26, 2010


William Sadler
as Mr. Crolick
Nikki Reed
as Stephanie

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Critic Reviews for Last Day of Summer

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Had a chance to be a decent movie, but Vlad Yudin, who directed and wrote it, couldn't resist a potty joke. A long, grating potty joke.

Full Review… | September 17, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

Promises what it has no intention of delivering.

Full Review… | September 14, 2010
Village Voice
Top Critic

[It] squanders an intriguing premise with an uneven, lazy and painfully juvenile screenplay that's low on laughs and imagination.

Full Review… | September 18, 2010
NYC Movie Guru

A fine performance by character actor DJ Qualls can't make up for an amateurish enterprise as pathetically inept as its own hero's own attempts at recognition.

Full Review… | September 17, 2010
Film Journal International

The script careens wildly between comic moments that aren't funny and dramatic moments that are preposterous and banal.

Full Review… | September 16, 2010
NYC Film Critic

A Stockholm Syndrome saga giving new meaning to the term 'Shotgun Wedding!'

Full Review… | September 13, 2010

Audience Reviews for Last Day of Summer

Didn't mind this, but is definitely not what it appears to be. It is marketed as a horror, or thriller movie, but it is more of a drama and nothing that drastic ever happens, as you would be set up to believe. I was initially disappointed at the point where Stephanie and Joe part ways, but I liked the part where he confronted his ex boss and the decision he made - it seemed like he had learnt something. D J Qualls has an unusual appearance and I think he is quite compelling on screen. Nikki Reed I am never that impressed with, and here no exception. I just always think she looks really old and hard. I couldn't buy the bit where Joe expressed disbelief at the idea she had a five year old son (as she's supposedly too young) - hell, I could believe she had a ten year old! I guess she is not too bad an actress, but yeah, something about her usually doesn't work for me in movies.
Still, quite an original movie and had the guts not to be gory or aim for the torture porn movie, I guess. Have to give them some credit there!

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


The story of Joe (D.J Qualls), who is convincing as a tortured and believable loser working as a janitor at a fast-food restaurant named Burger Haven. On the day he's fired, Joe's finally had it, and he buys a gun with which to go back and go postal but his plans to take revenge on the boss who's tormented and embarrassed him go awry when he kidnaps a female customer played by Nikki Reed (of The Twilight Movies).

Deb S

Super Reviewer

An extremely dull, horribly directed piece of garbage. DJ Qualls isn't a bad actor, per se, but he was set up with a horrible script to play off of. One of the worst films I've seen.

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