After a memorable introduction at a party, aspiring songwriter Hannah (Juno Temple
) falls under the spell of talented record producer Theo Ross (Simon Pegg
). As they become fast friends and begin to collaborate, Hannah discovers that Theo is a schizophrenic who refuses to take his medication. As Hannah’s career begins to take off, Theo’s condition worsens, and he lashes out at friends trying to help him. Undeterred, Hannah undertakes the difficult task of helping Theo salvage his place in the unforgiving Los Angeles music industry while at the same time getting him into treatment. The numerous obstacles thrown in her way reveal the disturbing inadequacies of mental health care in America.
A handheld camera adds to the naturalistic cinematography, which creates the perfect look and atmosphere for Katharine O’Brien
’s intimate character study and intense look at the devastating impact of mental illness when help is nearly impossible to find. Featuring Bria Vinaite
and Tribeca alum Robert Schwartzman
), the film allows Alexandra Daddario
to shine in a fun, supporting turn as a spoiled pop princess.