Julianne Moore is Finn Wolfhard’s Mom in Trailer for A24’s When You Finish Saving the World
Published 2 months ago
Millie Bobby Brown may be doing some crowd-pleasing work with her Enola Holmes films, but Finn Wolfhard is jumping over to cinephile waters with this new film from A24.
Watch the firs trailer for When You Finish Saving the World starring Wolfhard an Julianne Moore:
Here’s the description of the movie from Sundance:
From his bedroom home studio, high school student Ziggy performs original folk rock songs for an adoring online fan base. This concept mystifies his formal and uptight mother, Evelyn, who runs a shelter for survivors of domestic abuse. While Ziggy is busy trying to impress his socially engaged classmate Lila by making his music less bubblegum and more political, Evelyn meets Angie and her teen son, Kyle, when they seek refuge at her facility. She observes a bond between the two that she’s missing with her own son, and decides to take Kyle under her wing against her better instincts.
In his carefully observed, aesthetically pleasing directorial debut, Jesse Eisenberg adapts his audio project of the same name to tell the story of a mother and son who fail to understand each other’s values. With gentle humor and pitch-perfect dialogue, When You Finish Saving the World reflects a moment of internet fame and youth activism, but it also recounts the timeless tale of parents and children struggling to connect across the generational chasm that separates them.
What’s interesting is that the movie has Jesse Eisenberg at the helm. After starring as the awkward teen in so many films, it’s kind of funny to see Eisenberg directing the awkward teen in the film this time around.
The movie looks to be an interesting drama, and though I already suspect Moore to deliver a great performance, I am interested in seeing Wolfhard stretch his more serious acting muscles. Hopefully, it should come as a relief for Stranger Things fans since the last season didn’t really have anything interesting for Wolfhard to do besides be romantically oblivious to Will and Eleven.
When You Finish Saving the World is set to hit theaters on Jan. 20, 2023.