All These Small Moments 2018
1h 40min | Drama | 24 April 2018 (USA)
A teenage boy’s infatuation with a woman he sees on the bus further complicates his already tumultuous adolescence.
All These Small Moments follows timid teen Howie (Brendan Meyer) through a turbulent time in his life. Each morning, he carefully selects his wardrobe, knowing that he’ll see the same woman on the bus to school. At school, he connects with a classmate who’s struggling to overcome the years of rumors that have been spread about her. Meanwhile, at home, Howie and his brother, Simon (Sam McCarthy), wait to see what will happen to their family as their parents (Molly Ringwald and Brian d’Arcy James) go through a difficult time in their marriage.
This slice of life tale follows Howie through a variety of average, day-to-day activities. He rides the bus. He chats with a girl in the library. He has dinner with his mom and brother (and, on occasion, his dad). There are moments that move the story along and moments that don’t—and, in the end, none of them are especially mind-blowing. So if you prefer your movies to be noisy and action-packed, this one certainly doesn’t fit. But it has an honest charm to it. This is just how life is—and the film’s subtle, simple message ties it all up in the end.
Director: Melissa Miller Costanzo (as Melissa B. Miller)
Writer: Melissa Miller Costanzo (as Melissa B. Miller)
Stars: Molly Ringwald, Jemima Kirke, Harley Quinn Smith
Release Date: 24 April 2018 (USA)
Also Known As: An Ode to Odessa