In rural 1977 Georgia, a misfit girl dreams of life in outer space. When a competition offers her a chance to be recorded on NASA's Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts, forging friendships that last a lifetime.

Directors:

Bert (as Bert & Bertie), Bertie (as Bert & Bertie)

Writer:

Lucy Alibar (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mckenna Grace ... Christmas Flint
Viola Davis ... Miss Rayleen
Jim Gaffigan ... Ramsey Flint
Allison Janney ... Miss Massey
Charlie Shotwell ... Joseph
Milan Ray ... Hell-No Price
Johanna Colón ... Smash
Bella Higginbotham ... Anne-Claire
Mike Epps ... Dwayne Champaign
Ashley Brooke ... Piper Keller
Ash Thapliyal ... Persad
Kai N. Ture ... Ginger (as Kai Turé)
Kenneth Wayne Bradley ... Joseph's Dad
Edi Patterson ... Miss Aimee
Maureen Brennan Maureen Brennan ... Miss Delilah
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In rural 1977 Georgia, a misfit girl dreams of life in outer space. When a national competition offers her a chance at her dream, to be recorded on NASA's Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts, forging friendships that last a lifetime and beyond.

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Taglines:

Show the Universe Who You Truly Are

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, language, and smoking throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Golden Records described in the movie were placed on both the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes launched in 1977. They are still traveling, and now, more than 40 years later, have already entered interstellar space. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Christmas Flint: [looking up at the sky] Last summer momma gave me this flashlight to signal the aliens. She said, of course there's life out there. Now go outside. But now it's just me and y'all. The aliens of the universe. So if you can hear me, I'm Christmas Flint. Human female. I think you'd like me. I think you'd wanna be my friend.
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Crazy Credits

Images from the real golden record being loaded onto the shuttle are shown during the beginning of the credits. See more »

Connections

References Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Jammin' the Blues
Written by Randy Charles and Dick Flood
Performed by Dick Flood and the Pathfinders
Courtesy of Fervor Records
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Mckenna Grace Shines in well Cast offbeat touching but fun Film!
19 January 2020 | by gettysburgrichSee all my reviews

I did not think I would love this movie. I watched it because I loved the peformance of Mckenna Grace in the movie Gifted. I enjoy trying to follow young actors that I think will grow into stardom. Grace in these two roles looks like she is on target for that type of career. The movie will remind you of a Wes Anderson or Watitie film two great directors.I was afraid the movie was taking the turn of being PC correct in every aspect of its characters. But it does so without shoving it in your face, Davis is powerful in her troop leader role as is the whole cast. I was teary eyed a few times in this touching depiction of a young girl full of Hope surrounded by nothing in her world that called for it. So she reached beyond and found other misfits like herself and it makes for a fine film. If you like Grace here check out Gifted. Rich


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Troop Zero See more »

Filming Locations:

Luling, Louisiana, USA See more »

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2.39 : 1
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