Nostalgia is a tricky thing. It has a way of sugar-coating things – songs, books, toys, even experiences – so that all we remember is the way we think we felt about it. The older we get, the more frequent we look back, and more often those memories blur to create that nostalgic sensation. There’s a lot of that feeling packed into writer/director Becca Gleason’s ("Community") debut feature "Summer ’03", which tracks one week in the life of the Winkle family through the memory of Jamie (Joey King of "Wish I Was Here") as she and her family endure the fallout from their matriarch passing. Hilarious, touching, bittersweet, and unabashedly honest, "Summer ’03" is a breakout film for Gleason with a coming-of-age story that feels at once universal, while executed with an underseen (and much needed) feminine perspective.
For the full review, head to: https://elementsofmadness.com/2018/09/26/summer-03/