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Fresh out of college and without a clear life path going forward, 22-year-old Andrew is stuck back at home with his family in New Jersey. But if there’s one thing that belongs on his nonexistent résumé, it’s how to get a party started, which lands him the perfect job of motivational dancing at the bar and bat mitzvahs for his younger brother’s classmates. When Andrew befriends a local mom, Domino, and her daughter, Lola, he finally discovers a future he wants—even if it might not be his own. Cooper Raiff writes, directs, and stars alongside Dakota Johnson, Leslie Mann, and newcomers Vanessa Burghardt and Evan Assante in this tale of unconventional love that brims with emotional honesty.
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Jeff Valeri, Shayne Fiske Goldner, Julia Hammer
Dakota Johnson, Ro Donnelly, Erik Feig, Jessica Switch, Cooper Raiff
Este Haim and Christopher Stracey
Dakota Johnson, Cooper Raiff, Raúl Castillo, Odeya Rush, Evan Assante, Vanessa Burghart, Brad Garrett, Leslie Mann
Casting: Angela Demo CSA, Music Supervisor: Rob Lowry, Costume Designer: Michelle Thompson
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