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Love makes trouble for two siblings uncertain of what to do with their lives in this laid-back independent comedy-drama. Isaac (Mackinley Robinson) is seventeen years old and about to graduate from high school; he can't make up his mind about college or a career, and the future seems both exciting and frightening to him. As a new world of responsibility looms for Isaac, his older brother Ben (Zach Weintrab) comes home for a visit, mainly so he can see his former girlfriend Lila (Julia McAlee). As Ben and Lila become reacquainted, they decide to head out on a road trip to find a celebrated hedge maze. Ben invites Isaac to tag along, and while the three of them roll up and down the highways on a lackadaisical adventure, it soon becomes evident that both Isaac and Ben are very much in love with Lila, forcing the brothers into a rivalry. Bummer Summer was the first feature film for Zach Weintraub, who wrote and directed as well as playing Ben; the film received its world premiere at the 2010 Cinequest Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi