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. Home Release Date: 2019-09-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Director: Olivia Wilde
Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Will Forte, Lisa Kudrow, Mason Gooding, Victoria Ruesga, Jessica Williams, Diana Silvers, Molly Gordon, Billie Lourd, Skyler Gisondo, Beanie Feldstein, 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.