Saturday, 20 August 2016

Giveaway #577 : Win 2 x A Dozen Summers - closed - winners Emma Rawlinson, Colin Joyce


When I saw the DVD cover for A Dozen Summers, I wondered what on earth I was holding in my hands ! It's actually a really lovely feel-good movie for the whole family though - it will strike a chord with anyone who has ever been been twelve, whether a few months, years or decades ago, because it deals with the universal highs and lows of being a tween or teenager and coming of age.

It's a family movie in two ways, firstly because it will appeal to a family audience, but secondly because the twin sisters in the movie, Maisie and Daisy McCormack, are played by real-life twins Hero and Scarlett Hall, who are the daughters of Kenton Hall, who wrote and directed the film as well as playing their father on screen. This probably explains why there is such great chemistry between them and why their interaction is so realistic and believable.

The film centres on Maisie and Daisy McCormack, twin sisters who have just hijacked a children’s film in order to tell their own story. In the process they address issues faced by all twelve year olds, such as family, friends, bullying and school life. With a typical 12-year-old's zest for life, imagination and refusal to be penned in by the rules of convention, they take us on a funny, heartwarming and nostalgic romp through their daily life. It's not just a kid-flick though, with the adults' lives hinted at along the way.

It's a lovely memorable film that shows that low budget indie films can be just as enjoyable as Hollywood blockbusters.

Title: A Dozen Summers
DVD Release Date: 15th August 2016
Cat No: BPFD012
Certificate: PG
Running Time: 84 mins approx
 RRP: £12.99
Region: Region Free



I have two DVD copies of A Dozen Summers to give away to lucky Madhouse Family Reviews readers. Just fill in your entries via the Rafflecopter widget below.



UK only. Closing date : 3/9/16

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook, twitter and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after 28 days, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray !

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121 comments:

  1. My house being decorated it looks lovely now :)

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  2. I've really enjoyed the Olympics and buying treats for my neice who's expecting her first baby

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  3. did we have a summer? well Id have to say our weekend un butlins as a family was the highlight

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  4. My husband passed his driving test, i think the best it still yet to come though

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  5. Margaret Clarkson
    Have more things planned in the next 2 weeks but up to now the highlight was a lovely visit to the beach with daughter and Godson.

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  6. Staying in a beautiful log cabin out in the country.

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  7. Going to Cardiff Castle with my daughter, we had great fun exploring the Castle, and a lovely weekend away in Cardiff :)

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  8. David Williams
    Walks in the countryside with the dog.

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  9. I've done very little quite honestly! Not been away but I have booked a holiday for next year! I've just been enjoying the sunshine in my garden and lots of lovely walks with my dogs!

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  10. i had a week off work and it was heaven!

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  11. Spending time with my family :)

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  12. Taking my son to an activity centre and seeing his face doing a Air Jump.

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  13. Nothing I've been working, may book a hol for later in the year

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  14. Beach trip to Margate was brilliant

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  15. Moving into my first home and the olympics

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  16. Highlight for me was Camp Bestival with the kids ...

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  17. Love taking my little girl on days out! :D

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  18. I'm not quite sure they've arrived yet - I seem to have had more than my fair share of bad luck over the past weeks, so hoping it changes and my birthday comes with some pleasure xx

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  19. The Olympics (and the start of the new football season!)

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  20. The two weeks of the Olympics, simply superb!

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  21. has to be having my 4 year old nephew for two weeks, even though ww already have 6 children its been lovely to have him and for our kdis to have someone else to play with :)

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  22. canoeing on the River Wye, idyllic

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  23. I have entered, Thanks

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  24. not had it yet but off on holiday soon

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  25. The few days of sunshine that we have had

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  26. I think it will be our holiday in September

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  27. It's probably teaching my little boy to swim. That was great fun as I hadn't been to the pool myself for years. x

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  28. Spending a week in Scarborough with the family x

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  29. Thank you for the opportunity. I have entered the competition :)

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  30. Spending some quality time with my dad

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  31. currently have spent it all working... woooo

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  32. Being able to catch up on a bit of sleep!

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  33. Seeing my daughters smile after she had been to guide camp for five days.

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  34. has to be the olympics @leabana1

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  35. spending the whole of the summer holidays exploring Wales with my husband in the caravan

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  36. The two weeks of the Olympics.

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  37. The work starting on our extension and the weather staying quite nice so they can get on with it.

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  38. Having a BBQ with all the family

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  39. spending time with my grandaughter x

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  40. Having a family holiday in sunny Cleethorpes. Our batteries are recharged.

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  41. A party with my family and 8 grandchildren in my garden.

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  42. Moving house after 8 years of trying to sell my old one

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  43. A weekend in London with my daughter

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  44. My highlight this summer has been my eldest leaving school and getting into college!

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  45. I've entered - looks a smashing film

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  46. We went on a fabulous River Cruise in germany

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  47. i've really enjoyed the warm sunny weather and watching the olympics

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  48. Taking my nephews camping for the first time.

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  49. That the sun was shining! (@PeanutHog)

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  50. The birth of my beautiful Grand-Daughter

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  51. Picking my first home grown courgette, pepper, tomato etc. of the season

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  52. Watching all the wonderful GB performances at the Olympics. Very proud of every medal winner :)

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  53. Having some extra time with my family, my little one is going to be starting school this time

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  54. Getting our first guests at our new farm B&B

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  55. Spending quality time with the children on days out was wonderful.

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  56. My daughter winning an art scholarship was the highlight
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  57. Giving birth to our baby girl and completing my family.
    I also loved our family holiday to Bournemouth :-)

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  58. Having good enough weather to light the bbq once or twice!

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  59. I went away with all my grandchildren.

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  60. Days on the beach with my family and having yummy barbecues also with my family xxx

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  61. worked, watched the olympics and coached my athletes

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  62. spending loads of time with me 2 children

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  63. Discovering the coastal village of Alverstoke

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  64. Taking my son to the beach for the first time 😀

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  65. The highlight of my summer has been a boat trip to Blakeney Point to see the Seal Sanctuary

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  66. The high point for me has been spending a fantastic day at Mid Somerset Agricultural Show :)

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  67. We went to Italy in August for a week. The weather was fantastic and it was such a beautiful city.

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  68. Highlight of the year has been finally getting to see a favourite footballer (my team have just signed him) after waiting years for him to come to the UK. Even better I got the chance to see him in the flesh at the beginning of August. Haven't been on holiday as I have some weekends away booked later in the year.

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    1. Of the summer, sorry. Brain has stopped working.

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  69. Our trip to the seaside and my daughter's first pony ride :)

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  70. Highlight has been spending time with my family & friends!

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  71. deciding one day to book a last minute holiday to Haggerston and surprising the kids

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  72. my niece turned 3 last weekend and we found out she's been accepted for a nursery placement which is fab as my sis only moved here a couple of months ago after a very difficult time

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  73. Relaxing in the warm summer sun.

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  74. Our week by the lake with friends and family.

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  75. Appending sunny days in the garden Louise ryves

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  76. two weeks in Cornwall with my family and another family of friends

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  77. My high point along with still being alive to enjoy it ( 71 years young ) has been seeing my youngest son happy with a good girl by his side ( he is 36 and has had some really bad ladies )

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  78. The high point of our summer was taking our daughters to see Wicked in London. They have both been obsessed with Wicked for a very long time, they constantly sing and dance to the soundtrack constantly. They had never seen the show and so we booked it as a surprise trip. The sheer enjoyment, excitement and hysteria on their face was amazing to see.

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  79. I WAS LUCKY TO HAVE LOTS OF DAYS OFF WITH MY SONS MAKING PRECIOUS MEMORIES

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  80. My high point has been able to spend loads of quality time with the kids, - teaching them fishing, going to the beah, walking the dog. All pretty much free, and so much fun.

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  81. My family and I went to Dorset on holiday which was a high point!

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  82. Seeing a friend I haven't met up with for years! Great fun!

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  83. You are right, that is an odd cover! But I love a feel good movie! We have had a great summer with lots of days out :)

    CLARE MUNDEN

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  84. My Dad's 70th birthday
    Victoria B - @ickle0ne

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  85. Going away on a little holiday with my husband and little girl

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  86. Water fights in the garden with my 2 boys

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  87. Water fights in the garden with my 2 boys

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  88. Watching all the sport on the tv

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  89. Going on a massive family holiday to Florida

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  90. quality family time with my kids

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  91. We went to Cornwall a few weeks ago and it was so amazing to have some decent time with my partner and the four kids, everyone loved it :-)

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  92. We have just had a lovely holiday in Wales, it was the high point of the Summer holidays for us.

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  93. My highlight for the summer is working extra hard as my volunteers were all off with their children.

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  94. The time spent with our oldest grandkids in a disabled caravan in
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  95. spending time with friends and family

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  96. Gillian Hutchison3 September 2016 at 23:43

    Giving birth to a baby girl :)

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