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Generation Wrecks

2021
1h 52m
Comedy
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Cast

Alice Kremelberg (Jess)Heather Matarazzo (Allison Holtzman)Emily Bergl (Barbara Snyder)Okieriete Onaodowan (Brandon)Natalie Shaheen (Nina Castillo)Victoria Leigh (Liz Castillo-Campbell)Bridget McGarry (Stacy Snyder)Dion Costelloe (Dylan)John Gargan (Tony Pollick)Noa Solomon (Brittney Pratt)Violet Prete (Rebecca Holtzman)Jonah Barricklo (Ryan Moretti)Sam Poon (Shane Park)Jibreel Mawry (Freddy Sampson)

Director

Kevin T. Morales

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Synopsis

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature at The 2022 Florida Film Festival. Set in the spring of 1994, the story follows two 11th graders, Stacy Snyder (Bridget McGarry) and Liz Castillo-Campbell (Victoria Leigh), who were best friends until the 7th grade when a mysterious event drove them apart. Stacy joined the popular crowd, and Liz, who was outed publicly, fell in with the freaks and became a goth. After years of antagonizing each other, Stacy is moved to repair the friendship after Liz's little brother accidentally drowns. Stacy invites Liz to join her for a weekend getaway at her vacation home in the Poconos, where they used to go when they were friends, but Liz insists she is able to bring her own misfit group of friends and acquaintances from the school's fringe groups with the intent to retaliate for years of misery caused by Stacy. Chaperoned by Stacy's older brother Brandon and his bubbly girlfriend, Jess, the eight high school Gen-Xers are confronted by the future, adulthood, and their own personal issues. They realize they share more than just feeling alienated and lost, and those friendships can be mended in the woods with a lot of music, games, and a little bit of love and weed.

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