This Is the Year Movie 2021
This Is the Year, is an American comedy-drama film directed by and starring David Henrie. Sienna Aquilini, Bug Hall, David Henrie, and Pepe Portillo wrote the screenplay. David Henrie’s feature directorial debut,
Josh (Lorenzo James Henrie) and his best pals go on a road trip to see their favorite band at the hottest music festival of the year in a last-ditch effort to win over the girl of his dreams, only to find true love in the most unexpected place. This is the year 2021, according to Startattle.com.
This Is the Year Release Date
On Friday, September 24, 2021, the film This Is The Year was released (Limited release).
This Is the Year Storyline
Plot Summary & Review
A nerdy high school senior (Lorenzo Henrie) and his best buddies embark on a road trip to see their favorite band at the biggest music festival of the year in a last-ditch effort to win over the girl of his dreams. On their voyage, they learn that even the best-laid intentions may go wrong, and that true love can be found in the most unexpected locations.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Footloose, Say Anything, and pretty much every John Hughes film serve as inspiration for the picture. These allusions are amusing and perhaps a touch campy, and for old-timers like myself, every small allusion brought a tinge of nostalgia. It’s smart filmmaking, and it’s to director David Henrie’s credit that he doesn’t go crazy with the references – they’re sprinkled throughout the film, but in a subtle and effective manner.
Henrie noted in an interview with the Henrie brothers that the film’s key market is tweens, teens, and high-schoolers, which is evident in the way the movie plays out. While certain 80s adolescent films, such as Fast Times at Ridgemont High’s entire Phoebe Cates in a red bikini scene or Say Anything’s passionate automobile sexcapades, have some risqué elements, This Is the Year feels entirely innocent and scandal-free.
It is unquestionably a more healthy depiction of the high school experience, making for a pleasant family viewing experience. At the same time, it’s far too tame to compete with films like The Perks of Being a Wallflower or The Edge of Seventeen. Even the film Flipped managed to be both wholesome and edgy. Josh’s friend Mikey, ironically, receives more character development, and his connection with Donnie is one of the film’s highlights. It’s also great to have Bug Hall back on TV.
Josh appears to be a bit of a blank slate for me to fully relate to. I believe this picture might have been even more impressive if it had been a little bolder. But, well, it’s still a happy occasion.
This Is the Year Cast
- David Henrie as Sebastian
- Lorenzo James Henrie as Josh
- Vanessa Marano as Molly
- Alyssa Jirrels as Zoey
- Gregg Sulkin as Kale
- Bug Hall as Donnie
- Jeff Garlin as Mr. Elmer
- Jake Short as Mikey
- Laura Marano
- Kate Katzman as Sophie
- Gregg Christie as Luca
- Big Joe Henry
- Josh Rhett Noble
- Chris Mullinax as Officer Greg
- Emily Towles as Bohemian Girl
This Is the Year Wiki
- Starring : David Henrie / Lorenzo James Henrie
- Genre : Comedy / Drama
- Country: United States
- Language: English
- Director : David Henrie
- Production: Novo Media Group
- Distributor: Vertical Entertainment