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Cast: Kennedy Brice, Casper Van Dien, Victoria Pratt, Eddie Jemison, Lance E. Nichols
JUNE tells the story of nine-year-old June (Brice) who has been shuffled in and out of foster homes for years. And though she tries to be good, no matter where she goes, a trail of chaos and terror seems to follow. It’s only when June is sent to live with a new couple, Lily (Pratt) and Dave (Van Dien), that it looks as if things might finally work out. Except this innocent child with the face of an angel is possessed by an ancient, malevolent entity that has hijacked her soul. Unless June can defeat the demon within, her new family – and mankind itself – are destined for destruction.
"June" tells the story of a nine-year-old girl who has been moved from one foster home to another because of her anger issues. But these are not normal anger issues, June was used as part of a ritual when she was a baby. The spirit hates all of mankind for the things we have none to nature. June wants to be a good girl and she wants to have a nice and loving home but the spirit which is named AER doesn't allow her to which makes June a very dangerous girl to be around. To talk about the plot anymore here would only lead to giving away the film's secrets so I am going to stop here.
I thought the trailer looked pretty good so I was eager to check the film out. What I got was a cross between "Carrie" and a coming of age story. The film does have a few twists of its own but other than that it doesn't really offer anything new. It is also a slow-moving film, there's not a lot happening here besides a good bit of talking but I do give them credit for fleshing out the main characters and filling in the back story which made the film a bit more interesting.
The cast did a good job bringing the characters to life including, Kennedy Brice who plays June. Casper Van Dien and Victoria Pratt were also very good as Dave and Lily Anderson, a young couple who decide to take June in only to discover that there is more going on than they originally thought.
Production wise the video and sound are both very good and the few effects used were well done also. The problem with "June" is that it is too similar to other films and it doesn't do much to separate itself from the rest. I did enjoy the film and recommend seeing it just don't expect a lot here.
Available on DVD, there are lots of Special Features to check out including:
Producing and much more
One thing I would have liked to see on the DVD was the "June" Short film which was used as a pitch for the feature but sadly it is not included on the DVD. You can order the DVD HERE.
Released by RLJ Entertainment/Image Entertainment
** 3/4 Out Of *****