Barista (2015)

A young woman decides to quit her job at Starbucks and reinvent her life--until she discovers she has MS and can't lose her health care.


Aaron Cassara


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Credited cast:
Marianna McClellan ... Allison
Sean Michael Hodges Bowles Sean Michael Hodges Bowles ... Holt
Sean-Michael Bowles Sean-Michael Bowles ... Holt
Michael Pelias Michael Pelias ... Professor
Matt Heslinga Matt Heslinga ... Doctor
Sevrin Ann Mason Sevrin Ann Mason ... Boss
Nona Willis Aronowitz Nona Willis Aronowitz ... Student
Tiffany Fisher Love Tiffany Fisher Love ... Student
Mikee Mango Mikee Mango ... Barista
Duane Harper Grant Duane Harper Grant ... Coffee Shop Customer
Aaron Cassara ... Barista
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rachelle Bowers Rachelle Bowers ... Student
Adrianne Canny Adrianne Canny ... Student & Coffee Shop Customer
Sevrin Anne Mason Sevrin Anne Mason ... Coffee Shop Manager
Dan Naman Dan Naman ... Coffee Shop Customer


Allison (25) works for a major coffee chain that provides her with health insurance but poverty wages. She wants to change her life and become a graphic designer, but these dreams are muted by the grind of the service industry, the cost of college, and the need to pay the bills. Her longtime boyfriend, Holt (27), urges her to reinvent her life, and finally she relents. Everything is falling into place-the couple moves into a new apartment, Allison reapplies to college and prepares to quit her job. But suddenly, it all falls apart. Allison, through a terrifying, traumatic episode, discovers she has MS. She knows a chronic disease is expensive. She knows that leaving her job-and her health insurance-would bury her in medical bills. This rude awakening brings Holt and Allison's relationship to the brink, and forces them to stare down their bleak economic future. Written by Nona Willis Aronowitz

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17 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Solipstic See more »
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2.35 : 1
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