Youth has its own set of rules. It’s a time of carefree adventures with friends, looking up to authority figures, and first innocent crushes. But there comes a time when you have to ask yourself what’s next. This is the dilemma faced by Michael (the excellent Ryder McLaughlin), the protagonist of Mikey Alfred's film. He dreams of a career as a professional skater, but his father (Vince Vaughn) is pressuring him to make a very different choice. He’s confused; he doesn't know whether to follow his heart or his logical mind. In any case, taking the first steps into adulthood is much easier with his good friends Jay and Adolf by his side. Mikey Alfred's directorial debut is a quintessential American indie, reminiscent of Richard Linklater. This down-to-earth, somewhat nostalgic story about the importance of friendship — as well as a phase of life inevitably coming to an end — is emotionally moving even as it puts a smile on your face.
Ryder Mclaughlin, Vince Vaughn, Miranda Cosgrove, Nico Hiraga, Aramis Hudson