There’s a Place For Us! On-Air Film Review of ‘Summering’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on August 11th, reviewing “Summering,” the latest from co-writer and director James Ponsoldt. The film is in theaters beginning August 12th.

The film is a quasi-reimagining of the “Stand By Me” story … but this time it’s four girl pre-teens (Lia Barnett, Sanai Victoria, Madalen Mills, Eden Grace Redfield) that discover a dead body, while at the same time celebrating their long grade school bond right before transitioning to middle school. Instead of going to the authorities regarding their find, they decide to investigate on their own, leading to the last adventure of their summer. The cast includes Sarah Cooper, Megan Mullally, Ashley Madekwe and Lake Bell as their mothers.

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Patrick McDonald of reviewed “Summering” during the Morning Mess with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM, Monroe, Wisconsin, August 11th, 2022 …

For the James Ponsoldt interview on “Summering” with Patrick McDonald of click SUMMERING w/JP.

“Summering” opens in theaters on August 12th. Featuring Lia Barnett, Sanai Victoria, Madalen Mills, Eden Grace Redfield, Sarah Cooper, Megan Mullally, Ashley Madekwe and Lake Bell. Written by James Ponsoldt and Benjamin Percy. Directed by James Ponsoldt. Rated “PG-13” senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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