Boot Camp

May 8th, 2008


Boot Camp

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A group of at-risk teens are sent to a what they think is a rehabilitation program on Fiji, but is really a prison-like camp where kids are abused and brainwashed.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 5.8/10 (3,324 voted)

Director: Christian Duguay

Stars: Mila Kunis, Gregory Smith, Peter Stormare

Perfectly respectable youngster Ben refuses to stand by when his girl-friend, provocatively impish drug addict Sophie, is shipped off by her airhead ma and brutally domineering stepfather to dodgy Dr. Norman Hail's completely isolated Fiji 'boot camp'. Ben fakes drug problems to get enrolled in the 'serenity' rehabilitation program from wayward teenagers according to their often irresponsible parents. Under ex-military guards captain Logan's ruthless sway, Ben saves an exhausted boy's life before attempting an escape with Sophie.

Writers: Agatha Dominik, John Cox

Mila Kunis - Sophie
Gregory Smith - Ben (as Gregory Edward Smith)
Peter Stormare - Norman Hail
Regine Nehy - Trina
Alejandro Rae - Jack
Christopher Jacot - Danny
Tygh Runyan - Logan
Matthew Smalley - Nick
Colleen Rennison - Ellen
Barbara Gates Wilson - Rhonda
Christianne Hirt - Lucy
Lexie Huber - Marianne
Serge Houde - Karl
Chris Nannarone - Stan (as Christino Nannarone)
Joe Norman Shaw - Ben's Father

Taglines: Based on real events.

Release Date: 8 May 2008

Filming Locations: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $14,000,000 (estimated)

Technical Specs

Runtime: Germany: (European Film Market)

Continuity: When Sophie firsts arrive, Ellen says she has two months left. When Sophie is in the circle, they say Sophie has been there for one month. Right after that as they are seeing people leave, they mention Ellen leaving in two months again.

User Review

I really don't know what to think of this movie

Rating: 7/10

Within the first 15 minutes of the film I was about to turn it off because of the horrible acting, but I just couldn't. I finished the entire thing and there was just something about it that I really enjoyed. The entire story was something that I have never seen in a film before, and nothing was really predictable about it.

Most of the horrible acting came from no name actors. Mila Kunis played her role very well, as did Peter Stormare. There was something really cheesy about the whole "captured and taken to an island" idea, but I really think with some better actors it could have been pulled off much better.

The cinematography was excellent, and the soundtrack was just amazing. The island location was a perfect choice and really added a lot to the film.

I still don't know why I enjoyed it so much, but I would say it is worth a rental to see for yourself.


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