They had me at Madison Iseman, but then the main character’s name is Brett?!? I’m in.
Instead of COVID, get ready to catch a case of the fuck-its.
A tale as old as time, a la “The Graduate.” A straight-A student pondering their life choices as they reach a major crossroads in their life. Once they get a taste of freedom, they throw caution to the wind and dive in. A timely update of the premise, with the main character becoming internet famous. Gary Vee would be proud.
For a newfound care-free fellow, he sure is hung up on his longtime crush. This took me out of it for a minute, as I questioned his dedication to his cause. Then I remembered my own falling into that bear trap, and decided to not fault him for having a soft spot for the feisty hot mess who keeps him in check and reminds him of a young naive Brett from two weeks ago. Sometimes, it’s time to make the “crazy” choice, and enjoy the ride.
A well balanced film, heart-laugh ratio wise. The natural beauty of the California coast on full display. A valuable lesson hidden in a fresh presentation. Well done.