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MISQUOTED

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MISQUOTED is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 10-18
32 minutes
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Misquoted is a great movie! It's about the everyday lives of school students, their friendships, conflicts and sense of belonging. There is an outstanding scene when two students are sitting in a stairwell eating lunch and another student walks in. The pair eating lunch ask her, "Do you have to sing right now?" She responds with "Yeah!" She knows that she is different and that not everyone wants to hear her, but she's going to sing. I find that inspiring. It's impressive and the characters emphasize a sense of community and lifting each other up.

Misquoted follows students in their everyday lives in a Norwegian town. It highlights their struggles and friendships through dialogue and music.

I really liked how this film allows the viewer to see that conflicts and friendships have many sides. Each participant has their own unique point of view that, at times, is "misquoted." Their own sense of identity doesn't always align with what others think and that doesn't need to change what you do.

The cinematography is very good. There are the classic shots of people and activities, but there are also interesting shots that lead into the different scenes and provide a little more depth, such as the opening, which has a close-up of microphones hanging from a tree which lets you know that there is about to be a song. The featured music draws you into the story. A lot of it is performed by the same people that are in the dialogue scenes, so it gives you a glimpse of their feelings about a situation.

The characters are diverse. You don't really get a full sense of knowing any of them individually as the focus is on the group of students. It works and provides quick insight into the school lives of these kids.

School is like a microcosm of our world in that everyone has something going on in their life. We could all benefit from understanding others, talking about things, and lifting each other up. This film is from Norway, with dialogue in Norwegian with English subtitles. However, the second song is completely in English.

I give Misquoted 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. This film would be great for a youth and family film festival. It is entertainment, but thought provoking. Additionally, the songs are a nice break between the different scenes of dialogue, are written by the students in the film and are catchy.

By Jennifer V., KIDS FIRST.

Misquoted is a great movie! It's about the everyday lives of school students, their friendships, conflicts and sense of belonging. There is an outstanding scene when two students are sitting in a stairwell eating lunch and another student walks in. The pair eating lunch ask her, "Do you have to sing right now?" She responds with "Yeah!" She knows that she is different and that not everyone wants to hear her, but she's going to sing. I find that inspiring. It's impressive and the characters emphasize a sense of community and lifting each other up.

Misquoted follows students in their everyday lives in a Norwegian town. It highlights their struggles and friendships through dialogue and music.

I really liked how this film allows the viewer to see that conflicts and friendships have many sides. Each participant has their own unique point of view that, at times, is "misquoted." Their own sense of identity doesn't always align with what others think and that doesn't need to change what you do.

The cinematography is very good. There are the classic shots of people and activities, but there are also interesting shots that lead into the different scenes and provide a little more depth, such as the opening, which has a close-up of microphones hanging from a tree which lets you know that there is about to be a song. The featured music draws you into the story. A lot of it is performed by the same people that are in the dialogue scenes, so it gives you a glimpse of their feelings about a situation.

The characters are diverse. You don't really get a full sense of knowing any of them individually as the focus is on the group of students. It works and provides quick insight into the school lives of these kids.

School is like a microcosm of our world in that everyone has something going on in their life. We could all benefit from understanding others, talking about things, and lifting each other up. This film is from Norway, with dialogue in Norwegian with English subtitles. However, the second song is completely in English.

I give Misquoted 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. This film would be great for a youth and family film festival. It is entertainment, but thought provoking. Additionally, the songs are a nice break between the different scenes of dialogue, are written by the students in the film and are catchy.

By Jennifer V., KIDS FIRST.

The movie �Misquoted� is a movie made from the idea of actress and director Christine Mowinckel.

The movie is based around the everyday life in school for the students in the Norwegian township of �snes. Conflicts, friendship, music and challenges.

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