• Rocket Science (2007)

Rocket Science

Release Date: August 10th, 2007

DVD Release Date: January 29th, 2008

R |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

High-school student Hal Hefner's (Reece Daniel Thompson) life is falling down around him. His parents have split, his brother picks on him incessantly, and he has a terrible stutter. Hal cannot believe it when Ginny Ryerson (Anna Kendrick), a pretty classmate, asks him to join their school's debate team. Falling head over heels in love with Ginny, he agrees to her request, with unexpected results.

Cast: Reece Thompson, Anna Kendrick, Nicholas D'Agosto, Vincent Piazza, Margo Martindale, Aaron Yoo, Josh Kay, Steve Park

Director: Jeffrey Blitz

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Duly Noted Inc.

Keywords: Growing up , Emotional , Competition , 2000s , Love , Brother ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    I suspect a lot of high school students will recognize elements of real life in the movie, and that the movie will build a following. It may gross as little as "Welcome to the Dollhouse" or as much as "Clueless," but whichever it does, it's in the same league. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Catapulted by an endearing lead performance by Reece Daniel Thompson as a stuttering high-school student, Rocket Science transcends the predictable high-school yarn and arcs into usually unexplored domains of self-discovery and personal growth in a coming-of-age film. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Blitz captures the melancholy, the rage, the wackiness and drama of adolescence, and he gets winning performances out of his young stars. show more

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