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Lightning Bug
     

Lightning Bug

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Director: Robert Hall, Bret Harrison, Laura Prepon, Kevin Gage

Cast: Robert Hall, Bret Harrison, Laura Prepon, Kevin Gage

 

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Robert Hall's drama Lightning Bug concerns a young man trapped in a small southern town with an abusive stepfather. The young man has developed a remarkable facility at creating make-up effects for horror films, and he hopes these skills will get him out of the town were his work is unappreciated by the religious zealots in the town. However his relationship

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Robert Hall's drama Lightning Bug concerns a young man trapped in a small southern town with an abusive stepfather. The young man has developed a remarkable facility at creating make-up effects for horror films, and he hopes these skills will get him out of the town were his work is unappreciated by the religious zealots in the town. However his relationship with a pretty girl who wants to stay right where she is may be the one thing to keep him from following his dream.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/15/2013
UPC:
0014381836950
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
A
Time:
1:35:00

Special Features

Extended Cut Version (Additional 15 Mins.); AfterGlow: A Look Back At Lightning Bug; Luciferin: The Making Of Lightning Bug Featurette; Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Robert Hall; Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Rober Hall, Producer Lisa Waugh And Actors Ashley Laurence And Laura Prepon; Trailer; Outtakes; Deleted Scenes With Commentary; Kevin Kinney Music Video

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Lightning Bug 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lightning Bug is a movie that is painful to watch, but only in a good way. The semi-autobiographical story of Robert Hall himself, this movie follows one young man’s journey to find himself and perfect his art as everything around him is in a constant state of flux. However, life is rarely like Hollywood, and Hall makes no attempt to make this story a pat Hollywood ‘boy saves everyone and himself’ story. Still, the characters themselves are very real, and the story is too compelling to rip yourself away from. Both Bret Harrison and Laura Prepon give remarkable performances that show their range as actors. The directing and editing make the film fast paced and consuming. Still, this isn’t a feel good movie. It’s someone’s like told in naked and brutal detail and that’s where the magic of this film lies. Recommended.