Hi. I am trying to find a movie from 2002. I cannot remember the title of it. All I remember is that it had the word summer in its title and in the commercial preview the mother said "I'm not going to hit you." and then she hits the teen. Any idea of what this movie is or how to find out its name? Thank you for your time and help.
The movie you are thinking of is 2002's Stolen Summer, the debut of writer/director Pete Jones. Bonnie Hunt plays the mother in question. Although I never saw this movie, I did remember the title and trailer, and a quick Google video search confirmed that this was the movie in question. The few people who know of this movie most likely remember it as the product of the inaugural season of "Project Greenlight", a reality show produced by freelance sexateurs Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. This show aimed, through a contest, to give a break to deserving but unproduced talent. The studio heads probably assumed that this seemingly altruistic show would generate welcome publicity for the resulting movie. This was not the case, however, for Stolen Summer. Although having an extremely meager budget of only $1.5 million, this movie could not recoup its costs, grossing only $120,000 at the box office. To date, no "Project Greenlight" movie has made a profit (not that there's anything wrong with that).
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The trailer for Stolen Summer