California Scheming

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  • 2014
  • 3.4  (750)

California Scheming is a coming-of-age drama that was released in 2014. The movie depicts the story of a young woman, Chloe (Gia Mantegna), who resides in Malibu, California, with her father (Val Lauren). Chloe's father is an artist who is in love with nature and wilderness. However, Chloe’s life takes a dramatic turn when she meets three high-school students, Benny (Spencer Daniels), Nick (Devon Werkheiser), and Kevin (Shia LaBeouf).

The story begins with Chloe living a monotonous life. She spends her days with her father, who is extremely protective of her, and she dreams of leaving Malibu someday. Meanwhile, a group of boys who are spending the summer in their beach house in Malibu, catch Chloe's eye. She befriends them, and soon she gets involved in their reckless and adventurous lifestyle.

Despite Chloe’s father warning her, she persists with the boys, developing a relationship with both Nick and Benny. While Nick is the most mature and cautious of the trio, Benny is the more carefree and erratic one. The boys become increasingly involved in drug use, alcoholism, and stunts such as stealing cars, which lead to an unfortunate chain of events.

Amid this, Kevin, the most unpredictable of them all, enters the picture. He may be the smartest, but his constant scheming soon brings him into conflict with the others, resulting in the boys being expelled from their summer school.

As the summer vacation progresses, Chloe falls for Nick, creating a rift between Nick and Benny. Benny, being the more impulsive and irritable of the two, becomes increasingly hostile towards Nick while trying to win the affections of Chloe. The tension between the boys reaches its boiling point several times, culminating in a final series of events that deeply impacts all of their lives and the people around them.

In addition to the main characters, the movie features some of the most amazing landscapes and ocean views that Malibu has to offer, as meeting the unique backdrop of California plays a significant role in the movie.

Acting-wise, the main actors- Gia Mantegna, Devon Werkheiser, and Spencer Daniels, are all excellent in their roles. They give life to these characters, portraying them with depth and nuance.

The film's director, Marco Weber, does a great job of integrating the stunning visuals of California into the narrative, which is told in a deft and compelling way. The music in the movie is also noteworthy, as it enhances the experience of the audience.

Overall, California Scheming is a story of discovery, love, and loss. It is a well-crafted movie that takes you on a journey that is both thrilling and sobering. The movie poses questions about the cost of freedom, the consequences of reckless behavior, and the price of love, without providing easy answers. If you enjoy teen dramas, romance, and the beautiful coastline of California, California Scheming is well worth a watch.

California Scheming is a 2014 thriller. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.4.

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    3.4  (750)