Smart and fun, with a killer performance by Mark Duplass Indiewire
At 34, struggling Seattle musician Sam (Mark Duplass, Humpday, The League) finds himself broke, jobless and losing touch with the person he wants to become. When his girlfriend kicks him out, he’s forced to crash with his aunt Sharon (Academy Award® winner Melissa Leo, The Fighter) and is reluctantly enlisted to take her teen son Oliver and his friend Jake camping.
Edgy, funny and honest, Craig Johnson’s film follows the trio into the rugged Pacific Northwest as unforeseen revelations and transformations force them to face adulthood. Set to a mesmerizing soundtrack featuring both emerging and established artists including Band of Horses, The Black Keys and Devendra Banhart, TRUE ADOLESCENTS reminds us that sometimes people need to get lost to truly find themselves.
Commentary with writer/director Craig Johnson, producer Thomas Woodrow, and editor Jennifer Lee; Commentary with actor Mark Duplass; Deleted scenes with commentary; Behind-the-scenes featurette
Official Selection SXSW
Official Selection Seattle International Film Festival
Official Selection Nashville Film Festival
Cast:Mark Duplass, Bret Loehr, Carr Thompson, Melissa Leo
Crew:Meg Morman and Sunday Boling, CSA (casting), Meg Zeder (production/costume), Sandy Wilson (music supervisor), Peter Golub (original music), Jennifer Lee (editor), Kat Westergaard (director of photography), Stu Pollard (co-producer), Laurie Hicks (co-producer), Jennifer Lee (co-producer), Gill Holland (executive producer), Emanuel Michael (executive producer), Thomas Woodrow (producer), Craig Johnson (writer)