Young musician Zach Sobiech discovers his cancer has spread, leaving him just a few months to live. With limited time, he follows his dream and makes an album, unaware that it will soon be a viral music phenomenon.


Justin Baldoni


Kara Holden (screenplay by), Casey La Scala (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fin Argus ... Zach Sobiech
Neve Campbell ... Laura Sobiech
Sabrina Carpenter ... Sammy Brown
Madison Iseman ... Amy Adamle
Tom Everett Scott ... Rob Sobiech
Lil Rel Howery ... Mr. Weaver
Summer H. Howell ... Grace
Vivien Endicott Douglas ... Alli (as Vivien Endicott-Douglas)
Dylan Everett ... Sam
Jason Mraz ... Jason Mraz
Tyrone Benskin ... Doctor
Benjamin Eli Benjamin Eli ... Eli (as Benjamin Roy)
Aida Yirga Aida Yirga ... Tessa
Luis Oliva ... Hip Agent
Morgana Mogent Morgana Mogent ... Janie


Seventeen-year-old Zach Sobiech is a fun-loving high school senior with raw musical talent. But a few weeks into his senior year, just after asking out his long-time crush, Zach's world gets turned upside down when he finds out his cancer has spread, leaving him with a life expectancy of just six months. With the limited time he has left, he and his best friend and writing partner, Sammy, decide to follow their dreams and finally make an album. Little do they know, they'll soon become a viral music phenomenon. But with time running out, Zach is confronted with the reality that no matter how he spends his time, he is going to hurt the people he loves the most, including Amy, the love of his life. As Zach's health condition begins to worsen, he is left to make difficult decisions about how to spend his time and more importantly with whom. Ultimately, he discovers the best way to say goodbye is with music, and his hit song CLOUDS is born. With an unfiltered, heartbreaking, and beautiful ...

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A young musician with months to live turns to music to make the most of the time he has left. See more »


Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Sammy Brown wrote a song for the film called Purple Pink. It plays during the end credits. See more »

Crazy Credits

Despite being co-produced by Warner Brothers, there is no Warner Shield logo in either the opening or closing credits. Only an in credits notice saying A Warner Brothers Presentation. See more »


Featured in OneRepublic: Wild Life (2020) See more »


How to Go to Confession
Written by Sammy Brown (as Samantha Brown) and Zach Sobiech (as Zachary Sobiech)
Performed by Sabrina Carpenter
Produced by Brian Tyler
Sabrina Carpenter appears courtesy of Hollywood Records, Inc.
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Movies like these aren't popular anymore and it's a shame...
18 October 2020 | by codyfleurySee all my reviews

An avid film buff and am slightly amazed that this is the first review I am writing. Remember back when it was okay to like a movie that inspired you? Before everything got "gritty" cause it's "soo edgy and artsy" that way? Back before everyone was overly critical? Remember when we had movies like "Radio", "Remember the Titans" and "Forrest Gump"? Movies that just made you feel good about life? That is this movie! I'm here to tell you it's the perfect way to end the negative year that is 2020. Look...I appreciate a good gritty film as much as the next guy, but when that's what everything becomes it's not original anymore, it just gets old. This is simply the film we need right now. So do yourself a favor, ignore the negative critics, don't let them take that from us again! Just enjoy this truly moving and powerful true story with your family. A story that will give you a positive outlook on your life upon its completion. Bring the Kleenex. #makeitcooltobehappyagain

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16 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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Fly a Little Higher See more »

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Baie D'Urfe, Québec, Canada See more »

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