When a former high school hero returns home to find no one cares about him anymore he becomes obsessed with solving a mysterious local death to prove he’s still cool.

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Dan Gregor

Writers:

Dan Gregor, Doug Mand
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Pally ... Billy Green
Rachel Bloom ... Kara Doblowski
Vincent Kartheiser ... Lowell Shapiro
John Reynolds ... Jason Perkins
Doug Mand ... Duane Douscher
Didi Conn ... Fran Green
Ethan Phillips ... Bobby Green
Hasan Minhaj ... Amir
Rebecca Naomi Jones ... Elana Perkins
Julia Goldani Telles ... Tami Douscher
Billy Eichner ... Speigel
John Lutz ... Cousin Corey
Michael Kostroff ... Uncle Fred
Jim Santangeli ... Behar
Justin Tyler ... Callahan
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A home for the holidays murder-mystery comedy - former high-school hero Billy (Adam Pally) comes back to his hometown expecting things to be like they used to. Instead, he finds all his friends have moved on, and his ex (Rachel Bloom) is dating the former high school outcast (Vincent Kartheiser). So, Billy becomes obsessed with proving the outcast is actually the killer behind a mysterious local death. It's like Rear Window - for stoners. Written by Lionsgate

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude sexual content, language throughout, some graphic nudity and drug material. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Didi Conn and Ethan Phillips, who play Adam Pally's parents in this film, played a married couple on the television show Benson. See more »

Goofs

The film takes place around Thanksgiving (late November) but the greeting cards in the drugstore feature a section for Easter (March/April), which presumably reflects the actual filming dates. See more »

Connections

References Garden State (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

45 Revolutions Per Minute
Written by Ryan Taylor (as Ryan Blaine Taylor)
Performed by Oil Boom
By arrangement with Secret Road Music Services, Inc.
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Amusing comedy-mystery that gets funnier as it goes along
19 April 2019 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

I was just seeing if Rachel Bloom had been in anything besides Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and found this movie. I didn't see a lot of enthusiasm for it, but I have a special fondness for comedic murder mysteries so I couldn't resist.

The movie is about a guy, Billy who was a popular douche in high school and is now an unsuccessful douche in the real world. He goes back to his hometown where he finds the ex-girlfriend he dumped then never got over is dating the guy he used to torture in high school. After that guy's mother dies, he develops the idea that it was MURDER!

The main character is an awful person, but he's amusing in his awfulness, and I laughed at things like him tooling around town on a scooter. The story itself does a good job of keeping just enough mystery going while never losing sight of the ridiculousness of the protagonist. There are some great bits, like a cop's pregnant wife who flirts blatantly with Billy while screaming at her husband about the smell of pears, and the last, most frenetic moments of the film almost reach hilarious.

Overall it's a pretty minor movie, but if you like comedy mysteries, which is a very underserved sub-genre in the modern day, I would definitely recommend this.

Blooms part, by the way, is quite small so I wouldn't watch it just for her. But I'm glad her name lead me to it.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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