KIDS IN AMERICA

By Josh SOLBERG

NORTH BY NORTHWEST ENTERTAINMENT - as SALES All rights, World

Family - Completed 2005


    • Year of production
    • 2005
    • Genres
    • Family, Drama, Comedy
    • Countries
    • Unknown
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 106 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Josh SOLBERG
    • Writer(s)
    • Andrew SHAIFER, Josh SOLBERG
    • Producer(s)
    • Scott ROSENFELT, B. Billie GREIF
    • Synopsis
    • From Scott Rosenfelt, the producer of Home Alone, comes this wild and witty teen comedy with a stellar cast that also includes Nicole Richie (“The Simple Life”), Emmy nominee Rosanna Arquette (“Pulp Fiction” “New York Stories”) , Elizabeth Perkins (“Big”, “The Doctor”,
      ”Must Love Dogs”), Caitlin Wachs (“ABC’s “Commander in Chief”, My Dog Skip”) and Samantha Mathis (“The Punisher”, “The American President”).
      Donna Weller (Julie Bowen: “Boston Legal”, Happy Gilmore) is a high school principal on a mission: run the school with discipline and without tolerance for the student’s freedom of speech, and win the election for superintendent.
      She thinks she’s got everyone under her thumb, but there’s a revolution brewing. Holden Donovan (Gregory Smith: “Everwood”, “The Patriot”) shocks the crowd at the school’s talent show, using the stage to rip Weller’s dictatorial policies. He’s expelled, but not before he meets sharp-eyed student reporter Charlotte Pratt (fresh-faced newcomer Stephanie Sherrin). She was going to do an exposé on Weller until the editor of the school paper (Adam Arkin: “”h, “Hanging Up”) spiked her story. .
      Holden and Charlotte kick the revolution into gear, starting by rounding up their own colorful band of misfits – rotund Chuck, sassy Walanda, forthright Emily and flamboyant Lawrence. Inspired by their parents’ own histories of civil disobedience, the gang embarks on a mission to ensure Weller’s downfall. Within a week, they’ve done every outlandish thing from persuading the entire student body to wear condoms on their clothes to turning an anti-drug rally into a same-sex kissing orgy as a gay rights demonstration.
      When the kids take their protests a little too far, however, Weller strikes back with a vengeance. Down but not out, Holden and Charlotte rally the troops for one more stand to make their voices heard.
      Famous movie critic Roger Ebert calls “Kids in America a comedy with a bite……, a call to the barricades, and a lot of fun”.
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