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SPF-18 (film review)


Film: SPF-18
Year: 2017
Genre: Romance
Directed By: Alex Israel
Starring: Carson Meyer, Noah Centineo, Bianca A. Santos
About: 18-year-old Penny Cooper spent years pining for Johnny Sanders Jr., but when a mysterious musician shows up on the beach, Penny is torn.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfx2EWxqAkI

My Review:
Wanting to see something I hadn't before I decided to watch SPF-18 which did unfortunately disappoint me.

The movie is about a girl who spends her time always recording everything around her and when her, her boyfriend and her cousin go to Malibu to house sit comes across a musician on the beach and create a friendship which will last forever.

I thought that this film had a good way of showing how sometimes in music it is hard to do what you really want to due to record labels having artistic control over the music. With this also showing how sometimes it is good to show the world the other side of you in which people are not used to and the side of yourself in which makes you happiest. The soundtrack for this movie was also really good and made me want to sing along to all of the songs which was a great addition and was possibly one of the best things about SPF-18.

This film however had not that good of a script and the dialogue was really lacking, there was a lot more that could have happened within the plot and to make the characters come across in a better light and more relateable. I also thought that this film got rather boring at times which did make me rather upset as this could have had the potential to be a decent watch. I also got annoyed at the narrator of the movie and did not see the point in there being one at all as they did not add anything at all to the movie itself. Finally, I thought that for a film which was meant to be romance it didn't come across that much as a romantic movie at all.

Overall, this film was disappointing to me and could have been done a lot better than it was, I would recommend this film to teenagers who are wanting a movie with friendship, surfing and music. I don't feel that I would see this film again.

My Rating: 2/5 

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