Summers are usually associated with love and romance, holiday adventures and one night stands. At least it's an eternal cliché. But who is protected from the storm who might raid out of nowhere and catch you absolutely unprepared? Sounds like a real drama. And it happens much more often than you expect. Even big screens in June host quite a number of dramatic releases. Why don't you go and see them instead of finding yourself in an epicentre of a real whirlpool of emotions?
A KID LIKE JAKE
Plot Synopsis: On the eve of the admissions cycle for New York City kindergartens, Alex and Greg Wheeler have high hopes for their son, Jake, a bright and precocious four-year-old who happens to prefer Cinderella to GI Joe. Aware they can't afford private school tuition, Judy, the director of Jake's preschool, encourages them to accentuate Jake's ‘gender variant' expression to help him stand out and try and get a scholarship. As Alex and Greg navigate their roles as parents, a rift grows between them, one that forces them to confront their own concerns about what's best for Jake, and each other.
Plot Synopsis: This film is based on the inspiring true story of two free spirits whose chance encounter leads them first to love, and then to the adventure of a lifetime. As the two avid sailors set out on a journey across the ocean, Tami Oldham (Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Claflin) couldn't anticipate they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope for rescue, Tami must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved.
ALL SUMMERS END
Plot Synopsis: A teenage boy (Tye Sheridan) falls in love with a girl (Kaitlyn Dever), but after a summer prank goes awry, he must grapple with his guilty conscience.
Plot Synopsis: The extraordinary and thrilling true story of four friends (Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, and Jared Abrahamson) living an ordinary existence who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. But not everything is as it seems, and as the daring theft unfolds through each of their perspectives, each of them start to question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives is simply a misguided attempt at achieving the American Dream.
HEARTS BEAT LOUD
Plot Synopsis: As single dad Frank (Nick Offerman) prepares to send hardworking daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to UCLA pre-med, he also reluctantly realizes he has to accept that his own record-store business is failing. Hoping to stay connected with his daughter through their shared love of music, he urges her to turn their weekly ‘jam sesh' into an actual band. Channeling Sam's resistance into a band name, they unexpectedly find We're Not a Band's first song turning into a minor Spotify hit, and they use their songwriting efforts to work through their feelings about the life changes each of them faces.
Plot Synopsis: John Gotti Jr. struggles in his relationship with his father on a personal level as well as his in desire to take his father's place at the head of the criminal organisation that he established. 'Junior' Gotti recounts his father's bloody rise to power and eventual demise through the narration of a series of flashbacks.
SET IT UP
Plot Synopsis: New York assistants, Harper (Zoey Deutsch) and Charlie (Glen Powell), are used to going above and beyond for their high-powered (and highly demanding) bosses, Kristen (Lucy Liu) and Rick (Taye Diggs). But now they're teaming up for the biggest projects of their young careers - getting their bosses to fall in love! Only time will tell whether they strike out…or score a home run.
THE HAPPY PRINCE
Plot Synopsis: In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshiped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running towards ruin in the final chapter of his life? Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross who tried and failed to save him from himself. From Dieppe to Naples to Paris freedom is elusive and Oscar is a penniless vagabond, always moving on, shunned by his old acquaintance, but revered by a strange group of outlaws and urchins to whom he tells the old stories - his incomparable wit still sharp.
THE YELLOW BIRDS
Plot Synopsis: When two young men, Bartle (Alden Ehrenreich) and Murph (Tye Sheridan), enlist in the army and are sent off to fight in the Gulf War, they form a bond that only tragedy can preserve. When the unspeakable happens, a distraught soldier struggles to keep the balance between the truth that he vowed not to speak, and the peace that a mourning mother seeks.
Plot Synopsis: It’s the age of The Wild West, circa 1870. An affluent pioneer, Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson) ventures deep into the American wilderness to reunite with and marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). For his journey he brings Butterscotch, a miniature horse intended as a wedding present for his bride, and enlists drunkard Parson Henry (David Zellner) to conduct the ceremony. As they traverse the lawless frontier their once simple journey grows treacherous, and the lines between hero, villain, and damsel are blurred.
THE CATCHER WAS A SPY
Plot Synopsis: This gripping, stranger-than-fiction espionage thriller brings to life the incredible true story of Moe Berg, the professional baseball player who became a World War II spy. A Jewish, Princeton-educated, multilingual catcher for the Boston Red Sox with a closely-guarded private life, the enigmatic Berg (Paul Rudd) was already a man of mystery when, in 1944, the US government's wartime intelligence agency enlisted his services. His mission: go behind enemy lines in Europe to assassinate the Nazi's chief nuclear scientist before the Germans develop an atomic bomb. Trading in his catcher's mitt for a trench coat, Berg must rely on his formidable, steel-trap intellect in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse - with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.
WOMAN WALKS AHEAD
Plot Synopsis: In 1889, widow Catherine (Caroline) Weldon (Jessica Chastain) leaves behind her unsatisfying life in New York City to pursue her dream to be a painter, and bravely travels alone to the Dakota Territory, with the goal of painting the infamous Sioux chief Sitting Bull. Despite his fearsome reputation, Catherine is surprised to discover that Sitting Bull is a more complex and intriguing man than she expected to find, and their relationship grows and deepens. But as the U.S. government plots to force the Plains Indians to abandon their land and move onto reservations, Catherine, Sitting Bull and the Plains Indians will be swept up in the dramatic and violent history that will end with the devastating battle at Wounded Knee.