Frank (Nick Offerman) owns a small record shop in Brooklyn selling good ol’ vinyl, and is the widowed father of Sam (Kiersey Clemons). Sam is keen to start her pre-med studies in California soon, but Frank has music on his mind and tries to get Sam to jam with him. Sam has a blossoming love for her girlfriend Rose, which inspires her to write, and when she does jam with Frank they create a great tune. Frank is so excited he uploads it to Spotify and they end up on the New Indie Playlist.
Greg is a teen who takes pride in having spent his teens working hard to be and stay invisible, because ‘no-one likes me anyway’. His motto is that by not being anyone’s friend and more importantly: not being anyone’s enemy, he can survive through high school.
A quirky and sweet coming of age tale. It starts off a bit slowly, and there aren’t really any surprises or twists, but it is in the end simply a fun flick. Enjoy it for the overall experience, not for the details of the storyline. The three leads are doing a great job and especially Moises Arias is cast well as the weirdo – I felt he came across much better here than for instance in Ender’s Game; not easy as his role is completely over the top yet he makes it feel natural. Nick Offerman also is on good form here. Watch it to relive every teenage boy’s dream of escaping from their parents. And why most actually never do.