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SPEED BAG

What to know: A teen bullying drams with a magical twist.
SPEED BAG is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 10-18
90 minutes
Screenplay
JOSEPH EDWARDS
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This is more than your typical teenage bully drama where good wins over the bad. There's a magical twist to it. The characters are well developed and aren't just a group of undefined teenagers. I really like Mr. Earl and Freddie's Mom and feel they are very positive characters in this story. All of the dialogue is realistic and naturally flows. I like how the conflict is resolved. It is quite appropriate for ages 12 to 18. I give this 4 out of 5 stars because it is engaging and has a message that being a bully really isn't okay and is also refreshing that the bully learns what it is like to be bullied first hand without the story being too violent. Very nicely written.
This is more than your typical teenage bully drama where good wins over the bad. There's a magical twist to it. The characters are well developed and aren't just a group of undefined teenagers. I really like Mr. Earl and Freddie's Mom and feel they are very positive characters in this story. All of the dialogue is realistic and naturally flows. I like how the conflict is resolved. It is quite appropriate for ages 12 to 18. I give this 4 out of 5 stars because it is engaging and has a message that being a bully really isn't okay and is also refreshing that the bully learns what it is like to be bullied first hand without the story being too violent. Very nicely written.
Speed Bag tells the story through the eyes of a young boy that falls prey to bullying. At the brink of hopelessness, he discovers a mystical speed bag that teaches him an extraordinary skillset. Through the support of his mother, a former boxing coach and the neighborhood grocery store owner he learns that a compassionate heart is more powerful than a clinched fist.
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