Netflix has released the trailer for its upcoming film All Together Now, based on Matthew Quick’s novel “Sorta Like a Rock Star,” about an optimistic, talented teen who clings to a huge secret and must learn to accept a helping hand.
The movie, directed by Brett Haley (All The Bright Places, Hearts Beat Loud), revolves around Amber Appleton (Auli’i Cravalho), a musically gifted high school student who, despite being homeless and living on a bus with her mother, remains an optimist and tries to balance work, life, and her tough life secrets with a smile. According to the official logline, “when new obstacles present themselves that threaten her dreams, Amber must learn to lean on the strength of her chosen family to move forward”.
The cast also includes Justina Machado as Amber’s mother, Rhenzy Felix, Jay Fox Jr., Carol Burnett, Fred Armisen, Judy Reyes, C.S. Lee, Gerald Isaac Waters, and Anthony Jacques.
The trailer gives viewers a glimpse into Amber’s life, which includes many friends who all get together to help her pursue her dream by auditioning at Carnegie Mellon. The boy who has a crush on her, who believes she is an artist, advises her to channel the pain she’s feeling and put it into her song, which she does. The song used in the trailer is the song she composed for her audition.
All Together Now arrives on Netflix August 28.