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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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Film Screenings

Mar 18, 2022
7:30pm9:18pm
Mar 19, 9:00am CDT – Mar 21, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:48am
Availability:United States

Credits

Director:

Cooper Raiff

Executive Producer:

Jeff Valeri, Shayne Fiske Goldner, Julia Hammer

Producer:

Dakota Johnson, Ro Donnelly, Erik Feig, Jessica Switch, Cooper Raiff

Screenwriter:

Cooper Raiff

Cinematographer:

Cristina Dunlap

Editor:

Henry Hayes

Production Designer:

Celine Diano

Music:

Este Haim and Christopher Stracey

Principal Cast:

Dakota Johnson, Cooper Raiff, Raúl Castillo, Odeya Rush, Evan Assante, Vanessa Burghart, Brad Garrett, Leslie Mann

Additional Credits:

Casting: Angela Demo CSA, Music Supervisor: Rob Lowry, Costume Designer: Michelle Thompson

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Erin Lowrey
Apple TV+
e_lowrey@apple.com

Publicity Contact:

Erin Lowrey
e_lowrey@apple.com

Details

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Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

Texas Premiere

Genre:

Drama

Screening Section:

Festival Favorites

Screening Category:

Narrative Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

108 mins