The Standoff

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"They're driving each other crazy."
  • PG-13
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.4  (1,119)

The Standoff is a 2016 American comedy-drama film directed by Ilyssa Goodman and starring Olivia Holt, Ryan McCartan, Regan Burns, and Sydney Park. It tells the story of a group of high school students who get locked in a mall overnight and are forced to compete in a social media competition called "The Standoff" in order to win a brand new car.

Holt plays Amy Roberts, a popular and pretty high school student who is always looking for attention on social media. McCartan plays Farrell Bennett, a loner who doesn't care about popularity or social media. Roberts and Bennett are forced to team up to win "The Standoff."

The movie starts with Amy Roberts, who is trying to get more social media followers. She comes across a promotional ad for a brand new car, which she finds out can be won by competing in "The Standoff" – a social media competition where participants have to accumulate followers and likes by marketing the event.

The event takes place at a mall, and Roberts gets excited to participate, but things take an unexpected turn when she finds out that the contestants have to spend the entire night locked inside the mall. Roberts and her friends have to compete against a group of boys who think they are better at social media than the girls.

After the contestants are locked inside the mall, they all start planning strategies to win the competition. They are given a set of challenges, which they have to complete and share on social media. The challenges are designed to test their social media skills and personality.

As the night progresses, Roberts and her rival Bennett start to team up and realize they have more in common than they initially thought. They start to develop a friendship and develop a strategy that they both think will win them the competition. However, the other contestants aren't thrilled about their alliance.

Throughout the night, the contestants face various challenges, some of which are funny and some of which are more personal. One such challenge requires them to perform a rap battle, which is hilarious to watch. Another challenge requires them to make a confession about their lives, which brings everyone closer together.

As morning approaches, the contestants have to face the final challenge, which is the most difficult of all. They have to give a TED-style talk about a social issue close to their hearts, and the audience has to give them a standing ovation. Only the contestant who gets the most applause will win the car.

The final challenge is full of unexpected surprises and twists that keep the audience on the edge of their seat. The audience gets emotionally invested in the characters and their stories, making the final result even more satisfying.

Overall, The Standoff is a fun and heartwarming movie that shows the power of social media and how it can be used for good. The movie is a great combination of comedy and drama that appeals to a wide audience, especially teenagers who are looking for a fun and inspiring movie. The characters are relatable, and the story is inspiring, making it a movie that has a lasting impact on the viewer.

The Standoff is a 2016 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4.

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    1 hr 30 min
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    5.4  (1,119)