'All Together Now': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Netflix film
Based on Matthew Quick's novel 'Sorta Like a Rock Star' follows a 'musically gifted' young girl who, when confronted with the harsh realities of life, mustn't lose hope
If there was ever a good time to release a feel-good summer teen movie, it is now. Netflix's upcoming movie 'All Together Now' is one about finding hope in the darkest of times and never backing down in the face of adversity, come what may. Based on Matthew Quick's novel 'Sorta Like a Rock Star' follows a "musically gifted" young girl who, when confronted with the harsh realities of life, mustn't lose hope.
How does she find her way out? Here is everything you need to know before the movie arrives on the streaming site later this month.
'All Together Now' is set to release on Netflix on August 28, 2020.
The official synopsis of the Netflix movie states: "Amber Appleton (Auli'i Cravalho) remains an optimist even when her personal life is far less stable than it appears on the surface. A musically gifted high school student with aspirations to attend Carnegie Mellon, Amber balances her beloved high school drama club helmed by Mr Franks (Fred Armisen) with working long hours at a donut shop to help support herself and her down-on-her-luck single mom (Justina Machado). She also spends time at the local retirement community, giving care and attention to her favorite pessimistic resident (Carol Burnett). When new obstacles present themselves that threaten her dreams, Amber must learn to lean on the strength of her chosen family to move forward."
Official synopsis aside, the details on the official Netflix page for the film offer more insight into what the film is about. "An optimistic teen clings to a huge secret: She’s homeless and living on a school bus. When tragedy strikes, can she learn to accept a helping hand?"
Auli'i Cravalho as Amber Appleton
The actress and singer is best known across the globe for her acting debut as the title character in the Disney animated feature film 'Moana'. She also played the role of Lilette Suarez in NBC's 'Rise'.
Justina Machado as Becky
Machado is set to play the role of Amber's mother. The actress is best known for her work in Netflix and Pop TV's 'One Day at a Time', as Darci Factor in The CW's 'Jane the Virgin', Vanessa Diaz on 'Six Feet Under' and Brenda on 'Queen of the South'.
Fred Armisen as Mr Franks
Armisen is a noted comedian and writer best known for co-creating and co-starring in 'Portlandia', for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2014. He's also known for his work as a cast member on 'Saturday Night Live', 'EuroTrip', 'Anchorman' and 'Cop Out'.
The movie also stars Carol Burnett as Joan, Judy Reyes as Donna, Taylor Richardson as Jordan, Rhenzy Feliz as Ty, CS Lee as Father Chee, Anthony Jacques Jr as Ricky and Gerald Isaac Waters as Chad.
'All Together Now' is directed by Brett Haley (known for 'All The Bright Places', 'Hearts Beat Loud'). The movie is based on Matthew Quick's novel 'Sorta Like a Rock Star'.
Where to watch
'All Together Now' will be available to stream on Netflix on August 28, 2020.
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