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About the Movie
Miles Walton (Tim Boardman), age 17, is biding his time until he can go away to college in Chicago and study filmmaking. His father passes away unexpectedly, revealing a secret affair with a local girl, which gutted their family savings. Miles can no longer afford to go to college. Desperate to get out of his small town, Miles finds the only remaining college scholarship in Chicago is to the Men’s Volleyball team at Loyola University. Because his high school doesn’t have a men’s team, Miles tries out for the girl’s team and head coach Leslie Wayne (Missi Pyle) accepts him on the team regardless of state regulations. Meanwhile Miles's soft-spoken mother Pam (Molly Shannon) joins a local widow support group where she meets Lloyd O’Brien (Paul Reiser), the new school district Superintendent who fiercely opposes a boy on the girls’ volleyball team. Miles’ plans of attending College are threatened with suspension and he must fight against to chase his dreams of a better life.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 6
- Fresh: 4
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 6.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: It's hard to root for a protagonist who is focused only on his own narrow needs and seems indifferent to the broader issues his tale raises.
Fresh: At times Miles feels a bit rickety around the edges, but the character at the center is instantly relatable and has a relaxed charm that makes the story compelling.
Fresh: The bittersweet pangs of lived experience supply a pleasing ripple of authenticity throughout Miles, which helps keep it engaging even as the conflicts become increasingly manufactured.