Chase Michael Pallante for R&F Films
directed by Divoni Simon
starring Sean A Kaufman, Kim Paris, Terrence Keene, Darleen Rae Fontaine, Rael Ba, Joshua St. Leger, Albee Castro, Mickey Deymon (as Miguelina Olivares), Isabel Kruse (voice), Abby Wilde (voice), Michael Paladine (voice), Cassandra Ogbozor (voice), Rebecca Mason (voice), Evie Aronson (voice), Trevor Kroon (voice)
written by Divoni Simon, music by Alex Ellsworth, edited by Chase Michael Pallante, costumes designed by Kimberly Ware, casting director: Isabel Kruse, assistant director: Mickey Deymon
Roger (Sean A Kaufman) is a stoner who really enjoys his carefree
lifestyle. Sure, people might call him a loser for having amounted to
exactly nothing in the 32 years of his life, but he enjoys not having any
responsibilities, and while he might be a tad too old for living on his
mother's money, it still beats going to work. So why change anything?
and then his ex Sadie (Kim Paris) stops by and drops off Roger junior
(Joshua St. Leger), the son Roger until just now didn't even know he had.
With the boy of course comes a responsibility Roger never cared to have,
and thus his attempts at being a good father are at best half-hearted at
first - until he receives a visit from Dr. Riccard (Terrence Keene), who
in the guise of a medical man opens Roger's eyes so he can ultimately see
Sure, in writing, Maturing Youth might sound
a little bit like a heavy-handed "message" movie - but actually
the film manages to tell its story in a fun way, approaching its story
with plenty of humour and keeping things light-footed throughout. And of
course, the rather eccentric cast also helps bringing the point across in
a very entertaining, enjoyable way.
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