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Midnight Sun (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Midnight Sun is a typically manipulative and contrived teen romance that's unfortunately distinguished by its offensively inaccurate portrayal of a real-life disease.

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MIDNIGHT SUN is a romantic tearjerker about 17-year-old Katie Price (Bella Thorne), sheltered at home since childhood with a rare genetic condition, a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. Having only her father Jack (Rob Riggle) for company, Katie's world opens up after dark when she ventures outside to play her guitar. One night, her dreams come true when she's noticed and asked out by her longtime crush Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger), whom she's secretly watched from her bedroom window for years. As they embark on nightly summer excursions, Katie's risk to sunlight grows and she's presented with the gut-wrenching dilemma of whether she can live a normal life with her newfound soul mate.

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Tiera Skovbye
as Zoe Carmichael
Paul McGillion
as Blake Jones
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With modest production values throughout, "Midnight Sun" feels like four or five episodes of a pretty good drama on the WB network in 1997. In other words, something you used to get for free.

March 23, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The authentic Sparks movies at least tend to be howlers, with shamelessly overcomplicated narratives and risible twists. Midnight Sun, on the other hand, is straightforward and trite.

March 23, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

A preposterous film so insufferably adorable and frightfully melodramatic that viewers will find themselves confused as to which reflex to stifle: The urge to howl, or the one to hurl.

March 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Midnight Sun is cheesy and implausible and manipulative, but it did chip away at my cynicism through the sheer force of its corny and sincere heart.

March 23, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

In slapsticky moments, you can tell she's working overtime to spark something, anything, but nothing catches fire in this Midnight Sun.

March 23, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Save your money and your tissues.

March 23, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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