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16 year old Sebastian (Asa Butterfield) has spent most of his life with his Nana (Academy Award Winner Ellen Burstyn) in their geodesic dome home tourist attraction where she raises him on the futurist teachings of her former mentor Buckminster Fuller in hopes that one day Sebastian will carry Fuller’s torch and make the world a better place.
But when a stroke sidelines Nana, Sebastian begins sneaking around with Jared (Alex Wolff), a chain-smoking, punk-obsessed 16 year old with a heart transplant who lives in the suburbs with his bible-banging single father Alan (Nick Offerman) and teenage sister Meredith (Maude Apatow). Sebastian and Jared form a band and with his Nana’s dreams, his first real friendship, and a church talent show at stake, Sebastian must decide if he wants to become the next Buckminster Fuller, the next Sid Vicious, or something else entirely.
“A confident and perfectly cast debut feature…the pairing of Asa Butterfield and Alex Wolff, as mismatched Minnesota teens who start a band, is an absolute delight.” — The Hollywood Reporter
“Smart casting and a light touch… Offerman is excellent as a father under pressure.” — Variety
“An absolute crowd-pleaser… A movie that shines from moment to moment, with every scene offering something special on its own.” — Pop Matters
“Quite simply, it’s one of the best YA novel-adapted films I’ve seen.” — San Jose Mercury News