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R| 1 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
Quiet adolescent Sam (Rory Culkin) has been bullied by George (Josh Peck), a fellow student who has trouble fitting in with other teens. When Rocky (Trevor Morgan), Sam's elder brother, finds out Sam is being picked on, he enlists his buddies to help get back at George. They ask George to accompany them on a boating expedition deep in the woods, but when their plan to humiliate George horrifically backfires, the friends make a series of poor decisions that will change their lives.

Cast: Rory Culkin , Ryan Kelley , Scott Mechlowicz , Trevor Morgan , Josh Peck , Carly Schroeder ,

Director: Jacob Aaron Estes

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Focus Features, Paramount Pictures

Mean Creek (2004)

Release Date: August 20th, 2004|1 hr. 29 min.

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critic reviews ( 31 )
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  • One of very few films to accurately portray the experience of growing up male. show more

  • A promising debut by young writer/director Jacob Estes, this story of a botched revenge plot still isn't likely to break out even in multiplex August dog days. show more

  • As in most movies of this sort from "Rebel Without a Cause" to "West Side Story" to last year's "Thirteen," adults are marginalized, clueless or absent. I'm with them. show more

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