Monday, August 10, 2020

"All Together Now" on Netflix

The Netflix feature "All Together Now" is based on Matthew Quick's novel "Sorta Like a Rock Star", directed by Brett Haley, starring Auli’i Cravalho, Rhenzy Feliz, Judy Reyes, Taylor Richardson, C.S. Lee, Anthony Jacques Jr., and Gerald Isaac Waters, streaming August 28. 2020 on Netflix:

"...'Amber Appleton' (Cravalho) remains an optimist even when her personal life is far less stable than it appears on the surface. A musically gifted high school student with aspirations to attend 'Carnegie Mellon', Amber balances her beloved high school drama club helmed by 'Mr. Franks' (Fred Armisen) with working long hours at a donut shop to help support herself and her down-on-her-luck single mom (Justina Machado). 

"She also spends time at the local retirement community, giving care and attention to her favorite pessimistic resident (Carol Burnett). When new obstacles present themselves that threaten her dreams, Amber must learn to lean on the strength of her chosen family to move forward..."

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