A fresh and exhilarating take on the beloved teen musical genre featuring eight original songs and a fully integrated cast and crew of people with and without disabilities.
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Shannon DeVido ... Sage
Rickey Alexander Wilson ... Tony Michaels
MuMu ... Beth (as Madeline Rhodes)
Jacob Waltuck ... Cody
Emily Kranking ... Nancy
Ajani A.J. Murray ... Kevin
Eileen Grubba ... Kate
Holly Palmer ... Gillian
Bradford Haynes ... Coach
Lawrence Carter-Long Lawrence Carter-Long ... Officer Gorinsky
Christine Bruno ... Midge the Mechanic
Eric Folan Eric Folan ... Eric
Phil Lussier Phil Lussier ... Phil
Jeremy Vest Jeremy Vest ... Mascot
Sophia Bratt Sophia Bratt ... Daphne
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Sage and Anthony have had the "Best Summer Ever" after falling in love at a dance camp in Vermont. Not expecting to see each other again until the following summer, Sage, by a twist of fate, arrives unexpectedly at the same high school as Anthony. Now faced with the drama of high school cliques, an evil cheerleader, and the illegal secret that keeps Sage's family on the move, they are forced to reevaluate their relationship as Tony struggles to be both the high school football star and the dancer he's always wanted to be. Written by Best Summer Ever

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Originally set to premiere at the SXSW 2020 Film Festival until its cancellation due to the Coronavirus sweep. It was the first time in history that SXSW ever canceled. See more »

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Beyond Glory (Score)
Written by Jamie Lawrence
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Fun, Innovative, and Full of Charm
8 May 2021 | by steven_verdileSee all my reviews

This movie has everything you need. Drug dealing lesbian moms. 30 year olds playing high schoolers. A homecoming prank gone wrong.

It's a disabled version of Grease and High School Musical and Mean Girls all mixed into one beautiful campy party.

There are so many subtle hilarities in the movie. Kicker representation is finally seen, as Rickey Alexander Wilson fears losing his "cool star athlete" image (he's A KICKER) by revealing his secret passion for dancing. His on-the-field, mid-game performance? Iconic.

Shannon Devido delivers a fantastic performance as the daughter of a wonderful family of hippies, living on the road and defying all traditional expectations of the family unit. Who needs a smartphone when you have a ton of sunflowers and use a dartboard as your GPS?

Madeline Rhodes is the epitome of the high school villain. Even Regina George herself couldn't uppercut punch an eagle mascot with such a blend of audacity, nonchalance, and eyeliner.

Emily Kranking, Eric Folan, and Phil Lussier each bring such joy and charisma to their roles, and their presence expands a talented cast to become a fully fledged world of lovable characters.

Overall the movie is so special because of the incredible cast, and because we finally get to see disabled people on screen being HAPPY. This is almost nonexistent in other movies.

Disability exists purely as an anecdote in their world, and like all of our favorite movie-musicals, reality is suspended to create a colorful fantasy of disbelief. The entire team set out to create something new and fresh and they absolutely nailed it. Sometimes you just want a light feel-good flick, and this movie one of the best.


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English

Release Date:

27 April 2021 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Lincoln, Vermont, USA See more »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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