An effective recipe that's one-third Bruce Springsteen hagiography, one-third kitschy ‘80s recreation, and one-third feel-good father/son coming together.
When the end credits roll, it’s hard to decide whether the most appropriate feeling should be disgust, despair, or despondency.
U.S. Release Date: 2019-05-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Director: Olivia Wilde
Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Skyler Gisondo, Billie Lourd, Molly Gordon, Diana Silvers, Jessica Williams, Victoria Ruesga, Mason Gooding, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis
If you’re in high school (or have ever gone through the experience), you’ll laugh quite a bit, wince more than once, and relate from start to finish.
Never resorts to the kind of patronizing inspiration that has tripped up more than a few of these well-intentioned productions.