Ben Affleck (Finding The Way Back), Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One), Lily Rabe (Vice), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Max Martini (Pacific Rim), Sondra James (Shiva Baby), Michael Braun (The Day Shall Come), Matthew Delamater (Scooter McGruder), Max Casella (Blue Jasmine), Rhenzy Feliz (Encanto), Ivan Leung (All Saints), Briana Middleton (Augustus), Daniel Ranieri (film debut), Ron Livingston (Office Space)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
George Clooney (Good Night, and Good Luck.), director, producer; William Monahan (The Departed), writer; Grant Heslov (Argo) and Ted Hope (The Ice Storm), producers; Dara Taylor (Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar), composer; Martin Ruhe (The Midnight Sky), cinematographer; Tanya M. Swerling (Dead Above Ground), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1972, nine-year-old J.R. Moehringer (Ranieri) moves with his mother Dorothy (Rabe) into the dilapidated house of his grandfather (Lloyd) in Long Island, New York. In search of a father figure, J.R. attaches himself to his charismatic uncle Charlie (Affleck), a bartender whose unconventional teaching methods shape the young boy through his childhood, leading up to when, as a young adult (Sheridan), he attempts to fulfil his dream as a writer…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
George Clooney directs this wholesome and inspiring tale of author J.R. Moehringer’s coming-of-age journey, anchored by a winning supporting turn by Ben Affleck.