HOT SUMMER NIGHTS
Hot Summer Nights is a coming of age drama/thriller that follows a teenage boy in 1991, whose life spirals out of control when he befriends the town rebel, falls in love, and gets entangled in a drug ring—all over the course of one hot, stormy summer in Cape Cod.
IN THEATERS JULY 27th 2018
Where the movie is most interesting is in the unspoken tension between Bynum’s and cinematographer Javier Julia’s (“Wild Tales”) assured visual sense, and the director’s regrettable need to borrow from other movies. There’s a tantalizingly lush retro production design and color palette that makes the 1991 Cape Cod of “Hot Summer Nights” seem like a lost Americana diorama of the 1950s, a world of atmospherically lit diners, drive-ins, fairgrounds and gas stations.
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