Standing Up (2013)




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Standing Up tells the story of a boy and a girl, ages 11 and 12, who are ostracized by their peer groups at summer camp. The outsiders soon find themselves victims of a vicious prank, but rather than returning to camp to face the humiliation, they decide to take off on the run together. As they slowly navigate what lies ahead, they develop a bond and help each other over- come adversity and start down the path of self-discovery. (c) Arc Entertainment

Rating: PG (for thematic elements including bullying, and for brief smoking and language.)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family
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Arc Entertainment


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as Margo Cutter

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Critic Reviews for Standing Up

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

The generically titled Standing Up registers as a mildly inspiring if familiar tale of adolescents standing up to bullying.

Full Review… | October 29, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A throwback to the no-nonsense kidpics common circa 1985.

Full Review… | August 16, 2013
Top Critic

It's unclear who this blandly titled drama is aimed at--devoid as it is of humor or any real hazard and lacking the provocative undertones of its source material.

Full Review… | August 15, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Insightful, frank look at how two kids survive bullying.

Full Review… | September 10, 2013
Common Sense Media

A nicely captured if fairly straightforward coming-of-age film about transcending adolescent summer camp bullying.

Full Review… | August 22, 2013

The film's pathos at times seems all-consuming, to where a little more suspense along the way might have helped hold the attention of younger viewers.

Full Review… | August 17, 2013
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Standing Up

This is the alternative to Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom. Instead of having two brats who runaway from home because they're in love, here we get two very likeable and real kids who have a much bigger challenge: bullies at summer camp in the 1980s. This movie starts off very dark when one boy is stripped naked of his clothes while another girl around his age is naked as well. Stuck on the island where they're spending summer camp, the two runaway to escape their torment. What follows is a truly sweet story of two kids finding their own recovery from the vicious bullying and finding friendship with each other. Be sure to bring tissues because it'll make you cry like a baby.

The Vulture

The generically titled Standing Up registers as a mildly inspiring if familiar tale of adolescents standing up to bullying.

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