A Separate Peace

"Weak"

A Separate Peace Review


Pretty tepid adaptation of what is a pretty tepid book to begin with. This inspiration for Dead Poets Society -- and every other boarding school-set book and film -- is very poorly acted and places much of its emphasis on World War II, which (if memory serves) is less of a focus on the war and more on the interplay between its two leads, one of whom may have caused the other to fall 30 feet from a tree. Too bad in the movie it's obvious the underdog (Parker Stevenson) didn't jostle the branch in the slightest.


A Separate Peace

Facts and Figures

Run time: 92 mins

In Theaters: Sunday 12th September 2004

Budget: $4.6M

Production compaines: Punch 21 Productions, CubaSugar Entertainment

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

IMDB: 5.4 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Larry Peerce

Producer: Robert A. Goldston,

Starring: J Barton as Gene, Toby Moore as Finny, as Brinker, Danny Swerdlow as Leper, Aaron Ashmore as Chad, Adam Frost as Harry, Matt Sadowski-Austin as Rach, Sean McCann as Dr. Stanpole, as Beth, R. D. Reid as Farmer, as Professor Carmichael, as Professor Fitzwinkler, John Bayliss as Mr. Radford, Linda Goranson as Mrs. Carmichael, Lise LeBel-Wagner as Mlle. Lebecque

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