‘All Together Now’ – The Stars Dish on this Heartwarming New Teen Drama

Posted in Interviews, Movies, Netflix, What's Streaming? by - August 27, 2020
‘All Together Now’ – The Stars Dish on this Heartwarming New Teen Drama

All Together Now is a new heartwarming movie which starts streaming on Netflix this Friday.

Based on Matthew Quick’s best selling novel, Sorta Like A Rockstar, the film stars Auli’i Cravalho (Moana) as Amber, a teen with her sights set on attending Carnegie Mellon University. From the outside, Amber seems to have everything going for her, but what her friends don’t know is that every night, she sleeps on a school bus alongside her mother (and best puppy pal, Bobby Big Boy).

All Together Now follows Amber as she learns what it means to accept help from others, Amber is such a positive and selfless person who loves to give and give but has a very hard time taking anything in return. Despite all of her “hidden” hardships she maintains a happy front until the people who love her most see through her facade and try to help.

Director Brett Haley ( All the Bright Places) who knows a thing or two about directing teen dramas and teens says that Cravalho was his first choice for the lead role. When he first read the script he immediately thought she would be perfect because she radiates positivity. He says that Cravalho has a bright and glowing personality which lights up every room she walks into. Even though many young girls audition for the role he knew in his heart that here really was no one else who could capture Amber’s essence.

Another HUGE bonus and incentive to watch this film is that the legendary Carol Burnett is in it! Burnett plays an aging woman who lives at the nursing home where Amber works. The dynamic between Burnett and Cravalho is absolutely wonderful and the two got along instantaneously. There wasn’t anyone on set who was in awe of her, or wanted to be around the days she was on set.  Cravalho says that her mother was literally screaming when she found out that Burnett was going to be in the movie and Auli’i herself admits to being a bit intimidated because she was a giant fan of the film, Annie where Burnett played Miss Hannigan. 

In this interview playlist, Bonnie Laufer spoke with stars Auli’i Cravalho, Rhenzy Feliz, Justina Machado, Judy Reyes and director Brett Haley about working on the film.

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Bonnie is a 25-year broadcast entertainment reporter currently on CH Morning Live and on her YouTube channel. She's heard weekly on Sirius XM as on the Ward & Al Show. She's interviewed more than 20,000 celebs, including Angelina Jolie, Barbra Streisand, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey,
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