Release dateOctober 24, 2009 (2009-10-24) Executive producersNikki Reed, DJ Qualls, Dan DeFilippo, Dave Marken CastDJ Qualls (Joe), William Sadler (Mr. Crolick), Nikki Reed (Stefanie), Chris Bashinelli (Skateboarder) Similar moviesJupiter Ascending, Fish Tank, Factory Girl, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, At the Edge of the Abyss, Pitch Perfect 2
TaglineEverybody has a bad day
The cure the last day of summer
Last Day of Summer is a 2009 drama-comedy film written, produced and directed by Vlad Yudin of The Vladar Company, featuring DJ Qualls, Nikki Reed, and William Sadler.
Gregory (a.k.a. "Joe") (DJ Qualls) is a disturbed fast-food worker, who has reached the end of his mental tether after being tormented and humiliated by his cruel boss, Mr. Crolick (William Sadler). Fed up with Joe’s ineptitude, Crolick fires Joe. Joe soon hatches a deadly plot for revenge and returns to the restaurant only to become side-tracked when he catches the eye of Stefanie (Nikki Reed), a beautiful female patron. However, Joe completely misinterprets his encounter with Stefanie and ends up unintentionally kidnapping her.
DJ Qualls as Joe/Gregory
Nikki Reed as Stefanie
William Sadler as Mr. Crolick
Joe Van Mater as Fast Food Employee #1
Richard J. Brightman as Car Driver #1
Alek Dykeman as Guy With Sandwich #1
Critical reception for Last Day of Summer was generally negative, with the film holding a 17% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on six reviews. The New York Times panned the film overall, stating that it "had a chance to be a decent movie, but Vlad Yudin, who directed and wrote it, couldn't resist a potty joke. A long, grating potty joke." A reviewer for the Village Voice also panned it, saying that the film "promises what it has no intention of delivering".