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Produced by the Safdie brothers, Owen Kline’s feature debut about a young comic book artist is an unsettling coming-of-age comedy filled with awkward humour and questionable characters.

Comedy 2022 87 mins

Director: Owen Kline



After witnessing a traumatic event involving his art teacher, 17-year-old Robert (Daniel Zolghadri, Eighth Grade) drops out of high school, leaves his parents’ comfortable suburban home and takes up a job to support his devotion to cartoons. When he meets Wallace (Matthew Maher), a highly volatile man who used to work in the comicbook industry, Robert’s fascination – bordering on obsession – with his new mentor takes him to very dark and uncomfortable places.

Named in Sight and Sound's 50 Best Films of 2022.