Measure of a Man

Genre:  Comedy, Drama

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
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During the summer of 1976, fourteen-year-old Bobby Marks (Blake Cooper), insecure and overweight, must endure another tortuous family vacation at Rumson Lake. His summer job, tending to the palatial estate of the reclusive, enigmatic and overly demanding Dr. Kahn (Donald Sutherland) is backbreaking.

His parents (Judy Greer & Luke Wilson) appear on the verge of divorce; his sister Michelle (Liana Liberato) is forcing him to help conceal her clandestine rendezvous with the local pretty boy; and his best friend and kindred spirit Joanie (Danielle Rose Russell) is leaving for a month and won't tell him why. On top of that, a crazy townie has focused his hatred of the rich summer people exclusively on Bobby. Over the course of this emotional rollercoaster of a summer, secrets are revealed, lessons are learned and Bobby comes to understand who he is and what makes up the true measure of a man.

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  • 5 stars "Everything: Donald Sutherland, the perfect sound track, director used restraint. outstanding acting, character development, realistic story line, theme(s), authentic emotional impact, timely topic, realistic, desired and satisfied ending. As my friend said, "Most of the movie takes place in your mind -- much as a great book comes to life in your mind." I will not forget this movie-watching experience."
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