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Speech & Debate (2017)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 7 April 2017 (USA)
Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, an unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world.

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Diwata
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Howie (as Austin McKenzie)
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Principal Bellingham
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Marie
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Joan
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James
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Walter Healy
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Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, an unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world.

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving teen sexuality, substance use, and some language | See all certifications »
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Austin Mckenzie's first film. See more »

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Solomon's Speech
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An enjoyable portrayal of teenage life
8 May 2017 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film tells the story of three teenagers in high school, who try to fit in and to find themselves in a conservative town where their voices are not heard by adults. They choose to form a speech and debate club to make their voices heard.

"Speech & Debate" is a good teenage film, that convincingly tells realistic teenage troubles. People can easily relate to the topics shown in the film, such as school censorship, bullying and general social awkwardness during teenage years. The girl, Diwata, seems not a nice person to start with, but she is in fact confident, assertive, supportive and caring. I like the three teenagers in the film, and I like the positivity on the story. I enjoyed it.


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