Movie where girl brushes off her crush and he drowns

The movie was in color, English language, probably saw it around 1998-2002 and the word “moon” or “moonlight” may have been in the title. Im almost certain i got it at a video rental store. I can almost see the cover in my memory. (Possibly a girl looking out an attic window at a moon?) The main actress was a young girl (8-14yrs?) and she had dark brown or black hair. There was a boy who was quiet that liked her, and wanted to kiss her or told her he liked her, and she turned him down. If i recall correctly she wasnt very nice about it either. A few scenes later the boy is at a lake and slips in and drowns. She proceeds to feel horrible and I think I remember a funeral scene as well. There was a camera angle from the boys perspective as he was drowning, as well.

23 thoughts on “Movie where girl brushes off her crush and he drowns

    1. That is eerily close, but no! For some reason I vividly remember the drowning scene of the boy. The boy was much younger than in this movie above. Im almost certain she had darker hair as well. Thanks for the guess though!

        1. I did not, so many close calls, but nothing yet. Ive tried imdb keyword search, entire disney lists, entire lifetime movie lists. Still looking though.

  1. I wanna say his name is Fred or Freddie can’t remember if it came out on Disney channel I’ve been searching for this movie and the parents break the news to the lil hit during brunch she sleeps in a room in the attic right

  2. Anybody remember this movie at all? I too want to find out what this is as I’ve been searching for years and I have still not come up with anything.

    1. Still havent found anything, its actually driving me insane. I can see the movie cover in my head, the drowning scene as well. I feel like there were scenes of them sitting on the porch and A lot of night time stuff. A funeral scene, etc. People have suggested My Girl, Man in the Moon, Simon Birch ETC, none are it but very close. Glad i am not the only one who remembers, though!

  3. I wish someone would remember. Ugh!! I remember the little girl had an imaginary friend (I think a rabbit), but I cannot get the name at all.

    1. Omg. I have been looking for the name of this movie for years! I google it ALL. THE. TIME! His name was Freddie, or Thomas and I swear his last name was Green. But he’s with his cousin or something and he drowns. I think I even remember a scene where the girl is crying to her sister about him dying, even though he told her he liked her and she turned him down. Ugh!

    1. This sounds like its it! I need to find a trailer or something to be sure, but based on other comments and the description it sounds like it. Going to watch a trailer or clip before i marked this as s o l v e d.

    2. Honestly, I hope you have an amazing day. This has been bugging me for over 10 years. Tons of searches, keeping my eye out etc. You rock!

      1. I second this, I’ve also been looking for this movie for absolutely years and now I’ve finally found it. What a great feeling! Thanks for much!!

        1. Lol i was the same way, it bugged me for years. I figured it was a long shot on this website and then user nailed it one day. Thanks to jennagain 🙂

  4. I cannot tell you how long I’ve been trying to figure this out. All I could remember was moon in the title the stuffed toy and the kid drowning. I’m so happy I found this post

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