Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour (2007)
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A teenager discovers that ghosts walk in her old hometown in this family-friendly supernatural mystery. Sarah Landon (Rissa Walters) is a pretty 17-year-old who pays a visit to Pine Valley, CA, the small town where she grew up; when she unexpectedly has car trouble, she finds herself in town for a few days rather than an afternoon. Sarah is staying with Mrs. Shaw (Jane Harris), whose late daughter, Megan, was Sarah's best friend when they were kids. Sarah encounters another friend from her high
Oct 19, 2007 Wide
Sep 9, 2008
Freestyle Releasing - Official Site
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Beset by bad lighting, limited visual imagination and acting so wooden it might have termites.
The ear-numbing dialogue explains (and explains) rather than dramatizes, though, and the performances are earnest and flat
The film is sunk by a pervasive stasis, the byproduct not of mood but of the filmmakers' amateurish abilities. If there's one thing Nick and Disney know, it's that youthful entertainment needs to keep moving.
Do-nothing Sarah may be the dullest, most featureless and inactive protagonist in recent movies -- great news for those Scooby-Doo die-hards who never got enough Freddy.
Clocking in at just over eighty minutes, Sarah Landon is a filmmaker's clinic in consistency: how to be consistently awful.
Middle school-level dialogue and acting -- like a young-adult novel written by junior high kids rather than for them -- don't help.
Someone must have greenlit this one without realizing it doesn't have a ghost of a chance.
The filmmaking is borderline incompetent -- the acting varies from okay to awful, the cinematography is unpleasantly soft and the tone is badly misjudged.
Either flush with cash or in possession of incriminating photographs of a Freestyle Releasing executive, somehow this family pushed their tween mystery into a theatrical release this weekend, despite making a picture almost completely devoid of polish.
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