Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Aug 26th at 4:50 pm for Rocket Science at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian wearing a Green Bay Packers t-shirt in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Writer/director Jeffrey Blitz (Spellbound) tackles the mysteries of life, love and public speaking in a wry comedy of adolescent angst. Teenager Hal Hefner (Reece Daniel Thompson) inhabits a cosmically ridiculous, often incomprehensible world. His erratic stutter can leave him hopelessly tongue-tied at the worst possible moments, sending him fleeing for his secret refugeÃ¢Â€Â”the high school janitor’s closet. So it comes as a complete, though not unwelcome, surprise when the debate team’s star member, the hyper-articulate beauty Ginny Ryerson (Anna Kendrick), approaches Hal to join her team. Mixing humor with compassion, Blitz creates a film about the little insights that can emerge from, and ultimately eclipse, the agonies and disappointments of youth.