1h 36min | Drama | 1 March 2017 (USA)
Frustrated by the status quo, fifteen-year-old Sean Crawford takes his dad’s Tesla for a joy ride to see his crush – except he doesn’t have a license and zero clue that the girl waiting for him is going to change his life forever in the span of a weekend.
A winning performance by young Bridger Zadina, some heartfelt moments, and an original take on the traditional coming-of-age drama should engage teens and provide for some thoughtful reflection. While the performances are uneven, writer-director Anastazja Davis has made a substantive movie with some lovely visuals, interesting directorial choices, and enough humor to leaven the seriousness of her story. In what appears, at first, to be another rebellious teen wreaking havoc while his parents are away (i.e., Ferris Bueller and Risky Business), Disconnected takes Sean Crawford on an unexpected journey. The voice-over commentary he contributes — both funny and poignant — gives context and intimacy to his plight. The film’s exploration of parenting and the importance of honest communication make this a solid movie for family viewing, especially with young teens.
Director: Anastazja Davis
Writers: Carl Colpaert (story), Anastazja Davis (story)
Stars: Bridger Zadina, Darya Hope, Olivia d’Abo
Language: English | English
Release Date: 1 March 2017 (USA)
Also Known As: Blue Weekend
Filming Locations: San Clemente, California, USA