Amber Appleton (Auli’i Cravalho) remains an optimist even when her personal life is far less stable than it appears on the surface. A musically gifted high school student with aspirations to attend Carnegie Mellon, Amber balances time with her beloved high school drama club helmed by Mr. Franks (Fred Armisen) with working long hours at a donut shop to help support herself and her down-on-her-luck single mom (Justina Machado). She also spends time at the local retirement community, giving care and attention to her favorite pessimistic resident (Carol Burnett). When new obstacles present themselves that threaten her dreams, Amber must learn to lean on the strength of her chosen family to move forward.
All Together Now is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Brett Haley, director of the films The New Year, I’ll See You in My Dreams, The Hero, Hearts Beat Loud, and All the Bright Places previously. The screenplay is written by Matthew Quick, Brett Haley, & Marc Basch; based on the book “Sorta Like a Rock Star” by Matthew Quick. Netflix will release Haley’s All Together Now streaming exclusively starting on August 28th this summer.