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"An adventure for the boy in all of us."

Moon Blake hasn't known anything other than being a survivalist. His father had taught him how to survive off the land and that's the only thing he knows how to do. Then his father falls ill from a wound that he refuses to let a doctor examine, let alone treat, and later dies. Left on his own, he tries to go to Alaska, where he thinks he will be able to survive on his own just fine. His plans are intercepted by the law, and a coldblooded police officer ends up sending him to reform school, and suddenly the boy who was used to being alone and surviving on his own was stuck in a place with a bunch of other people, children his own age. Although he isn't really adept to social cues and making friends, he quickly befriends a bully and some other children who are in awe of his notoriety and his bravery.

Being at the reform school was a shock to his system. He wasn't use to the constant companionship, the organized and structured living, the amount of food available and even the running water, all luxuries that he didn't have in his survivalist life. Over time, Moon comes up with a plan to escape, because Moon is determined to get to Alaska. To him, trapping in Alaska is his destiny, not staying in some school.

Moon has to make a decision and learn some lessons about life and friends; he has to learn that not only was his father sometimes wrong in his paranoia, but also that no one can survive just on their own.

This story is set in the 1980s and told from the viewpoint of an adolescent boy, who so badly wants to be the man his father wanted him to be while still being the boy that worshiped his father. It's also about friendship, and how friends are important to have in your life and what happens when a young boy gets friends for the first time in his life.

PG
| 2011 | 2 hr 3 min | 6.6/10
Cast
Jimmy Bennett, Gabriel Basso, Uriah Shelton, Clint Howard
Studio
Screen Media Ventures
Director
Tim McCanlies
Language
English
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Alabama Moon

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