Midnight Sun

Synopsis: Based on the Japanese film, Midnight Sun centers on Katie, a 17-year-old sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie and they embark on a summer romance.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Scott Speer
Production: Open Road Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min


[woman's voice]

I have this reoccurring dream.

I'm a little

girl sitting with my mom,

and she's singing to me.

I feel the warmth

of the sun on my skin

and the comfort of her arms

around me.

[sighs] And I wanna stay there.


When I wake up,

I miss the dream.

I want so badly

for this dream to be real,

but that would be impossible

because my mom died

when I was really little.

And I can't go out in the sun.

Like, at all.

I have a rare genetic condition

called Xeroderma Pigmentosum,

or XP, which basically means

a severe sensitivity

to sunlight.

If the sun hits my skin,

I get skin cancer,

my brain starts to fail

and I could die.

Pretty fun, right?

So, I spend all my time indoors

behind special windows,

hanging out with my dad

who is the best dad ever.

Thank goodness,

because growing up,

kids were, uh,

what you'd expect.

- [girl] No way.

- Yep, a vampire.

That's why they have

special windows.

Don't worry. She can't

get us during the day.

But at night,

stay far, far away.

[woman's voice] But not everyone

was afraid of me.

- Hey, Morgan.

- What's wrong with her?

She has something called XP.

Basically, the light from

the sun, it-it hurts her.

So she can't ever go

in the sun.

I can't be in the sun

for too long either.

Can she play at night?

- Yeah, but...

- See you tonight.

Oh, and I like pizza!

- [acoustic guitar playing]

- [woman's voice] From that point on,

it was me, Morgan and my dad.

Until one day, I saw Charlie.

And that was it.

I was completely,

totally, utterly hooked.

Stupid tree.

[woman's voice]

I saw him every day.

And yet,

he had no idea I even existed.

Over time,

watching Charlie go by

just became

a part of my routine.

Along with constant

doctor appointments.

Sleeping during the day

and staying up all night,

which, from what I've heard,

is the schedule

of most teenagers.

And playing music

every chance I get.

All things considered,

I've got a pretty great life.

But I still hold onto my dreams.

Stupid tree.

[woman's voice] No matter

how impossible they may seem.


They're not gonna break us

Hey, we'll burn so bright

Making all the people

Come to life

Hey, the darkest sky

Can't stop me and you


I said hey

We'll burn so bright

Dancing underneath

The city lights

Hey, from way up high

Shining down

Like stars tonight

[male announcer] Jeremy Pierce.

[crowd cheering, applauding]

Kendall Porter.


[announcer] Peter Rathbard.

- Charles Reed.

- [man] Yeah, Charlie!

[cheering continues]

Congratulations, Charlie.

[man] Katie Price!

What are you wearing?

Oh, cap and gown. Huh?

The faculty and staff

always wear one.

- Here you go.

- Thank you.


Most importantly,

this is for you.

- Hmm.

- Mm-hmm.

I assume, as valedictorian,

you have a speech prepared. Yes?

Um, yes.

[clears throat]

That's me

putting on my glasses.

- I like that. Nice touch.

- Thank you.

Um, first, I would

like to thank my headmaster.

- Well, I mean...

- My Spanish teacher.

[speaking Spanish] De nada.

- My English teacher.

- It was my pleasure.

But I really wanna

state for the record

that my gym teacher had absolutely

no idea what he was doing...

What? Oh, you suck.

I lift weights.

Hey, this is for you.

This is one of the lamest things

I've ever seen.

Yes! [laughs]

I had to go to three stores

to find something this lame.

- I mean, it's horrific.

- Yeah! It's the worst.

Yeah. [chuckles]

All right.

Are you ready for your present?

- There's a present involved?

- Oh, there's a present, yes!

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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