The Wolf of Freeport Review
Chandler Birmingham's film, "The Wolf of Freeport" is based off of his Senior year of high school is an instant classic and a must see. It's the kind of movie that will stay with you forever. Filled with action and adventure will draw you in but the sweet and sensitive side that consists of life lessons and learning from mistakes will really make you fall in love with the store and leave you wanting more.
The plot of the movie is basic, have fun, and live everyday like it's your last. Chandler (played by Will Smith) seems to be a typical boy just trying to get out of high school and into college. Dull and boring at first glance but only at first glance because really there is nothing dull or boring about what goes on in his life. Through out the whole movie you can tell there was no holding back no matter the event. Everyday had the potential to be better then the last. The film really showed how Chandler's senior year played out not only in school but out of school.
Spoiler alert. The movie starts with Chandler reflecting on all the good and bad memories of his past 3 years of high school. Getting ready to enter senior year or the final year he set a goal for himself to just have fun and creat memories. And have fun he did. In school he had an amazing year. Every morning he would see his adviser, Mr. Mellon (played by Bob Marley, the Jamaican) and his friend Ben McMillan (played by Nicolas cage). A great friend but a friend with a terrible problem, an addiction to touching people. After that the rest of his days where filled with amazing classes, like journalism taught by Ms. Levitt (played by Queen Latvia). He learned a lot throughout the whole year to prepare him for college. But in school wasn't were the memories where made. Outside of school was where it was all happening. Every weekend, every day off from school was lives with no regrets. Events like being out late with his boy Ramsey Dodge (played by Zach Galifianakis) and trying to find a ride home. To going for a late night run in the woods with Cam Buthlay (played by Channing Tatum). Or just playing basketball with his good buddy Niko Difazio (played by a young Sylvester Stallone). And so many other crazy events. With out spoiling to much, it's safe to say chandlers goals where reached.
But because the movie leaves you wanting so much more part 2 of "The Wolf of Freeport" is set to come out soon about where the last movie left off with Chandler going into his summer before college and how he kept the great memories doing.
I can't say enough about this film. Over all the film is great, from the star studded cast to the action and events that where retold on the film screen are exhilarating. A small part of a great director and amazing persons life, retold on the big screen.