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Please Stand By (2017)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 26 January 2018 (USA)
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A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in an attempt to submit her 500-page manuscript to a "Star Trek" writing competition in Hollywood.

Director:

Ben Lewin

Writers:

Michael Golamco (screenplay by), Michael Golamco (based on the play by)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dakota Fanning ... Wendy
Alice Eve ... Audrey
Toni Collette ... Scottie
Lexi Aaron Lexi Aaron ... Self
Domonique Brown Domonique Brown ... Self (as Dominique 'Big D' Brown)
Brittanie Sanders Brittanie Sanders ... Self
Cindy Miyashiro Cindy Miyashiro ... Self
Lara Lihiya ... Madeline
Dan Cordell Dan Cordell ... Richard
Tony Revolori ... Nemo
Blaster Blaster ... Pete the Pup
Michael Stahl-David ... Jack
Matt Corboy ... TV Presenter
River Alexander ... Sam
Matty Cardarople ... Trivia Guy #1
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Storyline

The world is a confusing place for Wendy, a fiercely independent and brilliant young woman with autism. Wendy longs to leave her group home and return to life with her sister's family and new baby. She is sure that in order to reunite with her family, all she needs to do is convince them of her newfound competence and abilities. As a lover of all things Star Trek, Wendy writes in her free time; so when she hears about a Star Trek screenplay competition, she seizes the opportunity to submit her 500-page script and prove her worth. However, her only problem: if she doesn't hand in her 500-page script to Paramount Pictures in person, she will miss the deadline. Wendy sneaks out of her group home and travels hundreds of miles outside her protective boundaries and refuses to allow anything to stop her from achieving her goals. Written by Magnolia Home Entertainment

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You can't blend in when you were born to stand out. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The name tags of Wendy's "Geeksquad" friends at the mall use the same font as the opening titles of Star Trek (1966). See more »

Goofs

The Sunrise Times in Wendy's calendar are increasing in February, but they should decrease, because the days start earlier in summer. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wendy: [writing] Light. It can travel for millions of years before finally reaching its destination. It goes lonely and alone, hoping that it will reach someone. But what if it never arrives? What if it never finds a home? Because space is so vast, and time is so long, and out here, it's so easy... to get lost.
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Connections

Featured in Half in the Bag: 2018 Catch-Up (part 2 of 2) (2018) See more »

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So Goes My Dream
Written by Nadine Jansen
Performed by Don Cole
Courtesy of Fervor Records
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Absolutely warm movie, glad I watched!
30 January 2018 | by suripatSee all my reviews

A very nice take on an autistic person life, dreams, difficulties. I watched with pleasure and every scene was so convincing. I simply cannot understand why this movie does not have higher scores. The Star Trek stuff was cleverly inserted into context and as a fan of science and space fiction that could not be better. Go watch it, if, as a Vulcan, you don't mind shedding some tears!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Klingon

Release Date:

26 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Please Stand By See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,090, 28 January 2018

Gross USA:

$9,868

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$406,732
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2.35 : 1
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