Boot CampMay 8, 2008
A group of at-risk teens are sent to a what they think is a rehabilitation program on Fiji, but is really a prison-like camp where kids are abused and brainwashed.
Release Year: 2008
Rating: 5.8/10 (3,324 voted)
Stars: Mila Kunis, Gregory Smith, Peter Stormare
Perfectly respectable youngster Ben refuses to stand by when his girl-friend, provocatively impish drug addict Sophie, is shipped off by her airhead ma and brutally domineering stepfather to dodgy Dr. Norman Hail's completely isolated Fiji 'boot camp'. Ben fakes drug problems to get enrolled in the 'serenity' rehabilitation program from wayward teenagers according to their often irresponsible parents. Under ex-military guards captain Logan's ruthless sway, Ben saves an exhausted boy's life before attempting an escape with Sophie.
Writers: Agatha Dominik, John Cox
(as Gregory Edward Smith)
Barbara Gates Wilson
(as Christino Nannarone)
Joe Norman Shaw
Based on real events.
Release Date: 8 May 2008
Filming Locations: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Box Office Details
(European Film Market)
When Sophie firsts arrive, Ellen says she has two months left. When Sophie is in the circle, they say Sophie has been there for one month. Right after that as they are seeing people leave, they mention Ellen leaving in two months again.
I really don't know what to think of this movie
Within the first 15 minutes of the film I was about to turn it off
because of the horrible acting, but I just couldn't. I finished the
entire thing and there was just something about it that I really
enjoyed. The entire story was something that I have never seen in a
film before, and nothing was really predictable about it.
Most of the horrible acting came from no name actors. Mila Kunis played
her role very well, as did Peter Stormare. There was something really
cheesy about the whole "captured and taken to an island" idea, but I
really think with some better actors it could have been pulled off much
The cinematography was excellent, and the soundtrack was just amazing.
The island location was a perfect choice and really added a lot to the
I still don't know why I enjoyed it so much, but I would say it is
worth a rental to see for yourself.