At 11 years old, nothing seems to be more important than fitting in.
Ricardo is the new kid on the block. At the always awkward age of 11, he desperately wants to be accepted and invents a new family history to be accepted by the children with wealthier backgroundshe even promises to show off his non-existent collection of Playboys to gain a little more popularity. But more important than impressing his friends is winning the heart of Anne, the smartest, prettiest girl in the classeven if it means accepting himself for who he truly is.
Harking back to his own Wonder Years, director Ricardo Trogi sets his affectionate tale in the bygone era of 1981. With both humor and poignancy, this captivating journey of pre-adolescent survival is a warm reflection of life when things seemed a lot simpler.
- Sandy Wolf