Ashby (2015) (HNR)
"A charming coming-of-age movie."
Jeffrey Lyons, WCBS Radio.
Ed Wallis (Nat Wolff) and his spirited single mom (Sarah Silverman) are new in town.
At school, Ed struggles to fit in. He secretly desires to make the football team although the jocks disapprove, and he connects with only one other student, brainy Eloise (Emma Roberts).
Given an assignment to interview someone “old,” Ed approaches his new neighbor Ashby Holt (Mickey Rourke), a man facing troubling news he’d rather avoid.
Although Ashby pretends to be a retired salesman, Ed soon learns that he’s actually a former CIA assassin.
As Ed gains new perspective from his unlikely friendship with Ashby, he’s prompted to take more chances with his life, and with Eloise.
Meanwhile, as Ashby faces a crossroads, he must find the courage to settle old scores and set things right. -- (C) Paramount, 2015, USA.
Starring Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff, Emma Roberts, Sarah Silverman, Adam Aalderks, Seth Dousman, Kevin Dunn, Zachary Knighton, Michael Lerner, John Enos III.
Directed by Tony McNamara.
"Smart, funny and fresh."
David Noh, Film Journal.
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