Troop Zero (2019)
January 19, 2020 6:47 AM - Subscribe

In rural 1977 Georgia, a misfit girl dreams of life in outer space. When a competition offers her a chance to be recorded on NASA's Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts, forging friendships that last a lifetime. [Streaming on Amazon Prime]
posted by ellieBOA (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm funna say that I'm pleased it passed the Bechdel Test, but hoo boy that was a weird movie.
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:26 PM on January 20, 2020

10-4 on that hoo boy. Definitely a strange one. Mostly forgettable.

I was surprised by the smoking and the profanity. And the fact that every single adult in the movie sucks, and sucks hard. But I suppose that is part of the story.
posted by sacrifix at 5:51 PM on January 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

The big contest definitely did not have the triumphant moment I expect from slobs vs snobs movies.
posted by The corpse in the library at 10:13 AM on January 22, 2020

Now I'm starting to feel like a weirdo, or maybe it was COVID stress, but I found the peeing onstage in solidarity scene very touching!
posted by queensissy at 5:50 PM on August 11, 2020 [1 favorite]

every single adult in the movie sucks, and sucks hard

Hm, I don't remember Viola Davis's character being a particularly bad person. Can you elaborate?
posted by Atom Eyes at 11:17 AM on September 8, 2020

This movie's adorable lead moppet was played by McKenna Grace, who just signed on to The Handmaid's Tale.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:21 PM on September 18, 2020

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