A mental illness is diagnosed halfway through high school. A witty, introspective teenager struggles to keep it a secret while falling in love with a brilliant classmate who inspires him not to be defined by his condition.
Thor Freudenthal author:
Nick Naveda (script), Julia Walton (novel) plays:
AnnaSophia Robb, Walton Goggins, Charlie Plummer | The story of the witty and introspective Adam (Charlie Plummer), who seems to be your typical young adult — a little worried about raging hormones and happy about a future that haunts his dream of becoming a chef. Adam is expelled from school during his school year after an incident in the chemistry class and is diagnosed with mental illness. Adam is sent to a Catholic academy to end his term, and he has some hope of belonging and just wants to keep his illness a secret until he can enroll in a food school. But when he meets the outspoken and very intelligent Maya (Taylor Russell), there is an immediate spiritual and comforting connection. As their romance deepens, she inspires him to open his heart and is not defined by his condition. Now, with the love and support of his girlfriend and family, Adam hopes for the first time that he can see the light and overcome the challenges that lie ahead.