#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A look inside a tragedy through the eyes of a survivor. Based on actual events, April Showers is about picking up the pieces in the direct aftermath of school violence. Set in a middle class suburban neighborhood, April Showers focuses on the lives of a handful of teachers and students as they attempt to make sense of a world that has just been turned upside down by one of their own. With the community and an entire nation caught up in the ‘story’, the students of Jefferson High must turn to one another for answers. In the wake atrocity, the rifts caused by misinformation and a frenzied media prove difficult to overcome. Lost and lonely under the international spotlight, one young man navigates his way through his almost indiscernible home. From quaint suburban town to battlefield turned media circus, Jefferson High provides the backdrop for Sean’s struggle to cope with the loss of his friend April.
Plot: A look inside a tragedy through the eyes of a survivor. Based on actual events, April Showers is about picking up the pieces in the direct aftermath of school violence
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Where it went wrong…
This shouldn’t be a ‘bad’ movie.
There was nice production value for a no name project. The acting was what I expected from an indie project of said nice production value; a little bit above high school drama club, but just a shade below B-list actors. The concept of gaining insight into the aftermath of school shooting intrigued me; especially if that insight is coming from a survivor. The story was…a melodramatic Lifetime movie at best, but that’s not necessarily a negative thing, considering this is a debut project.
Like I said, this shouldn’t be a ‘bad’ movie.
Where does it go wrong?
Why make a movie that’s meant to give people insight if you’re going to exclude half your audience with blatant Christian overtones?
What is the theme here? That one can only comprehend tragedy through piety? There’s no reason this film should take any standpoint that isn’t subjective; but then again, within reason, there should have been an objective viewpoint. And that’s why this movie with a lot of promise behind it will remain encased in a small clique of individuals who are either tied to the project or agree exactly in line with its ideology and simplistic lens, rather than reach out to the masses as it should.
Better than ‘Elephant’ in some way but not in others
I had a similar experience as reviewer “ANightToRemember” where I first saw this in theaters and thought it was great, but after repeated viewings the film had cringiness here and there.
On the upside, the writing and direction are better than in most school shooting films, I’ve seen. However, this film commits many of the similar crimes that ‘Elephant’ does in that it takes a way too artsy approach. I don’t believe that school shootings make a good subject when doing an artsy independent film regardless of who’s behind it. I would’ve preferred this had been a bigger budget studio production though many would disagree. Andrew Robinson does a good job with this even though he offers nothing new on the subject of Columbine that we didn’t know already. Tons of survivor books have been released over the decade since Columbine and various film interpretations of school shootings in general have been done. This one bears the most similarities however to the real Columbine though not of the same decade.
Another thing I’m not a fan of here are the characters. The only character in the entire film I enjoyed watching was Jason. But I had a hard time getting into Sean as the main lead. For a film directed by a Columbine survivor, he definitely over-exaggerated in various areas or bordered on the unrealistic. I personally thought villainous portrayal of the media was a bit of an overkill. I also never believe that a teacher would butt into a student’s love life the way that drama teacher does.
Anyway I don’t mind that the film keep its POV on the survivors but it doesn’t make it better as film. Different yes, but this film is easily dismissible as another standard school shooting film for the bin.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min) (Nashville) (USA)
Genre Crime, Drama
Director Andrew Robinson
Writer Andrew Robinson
Actors Kelly Blatz, Daryl Sabara, Janel Parrish
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Dalsa Origin II
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Digital
Cinematographic Process Digital (4K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema