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The Year of Spectacular Men

The Year of Spectacular Men

Actor Lea Thompson (Back to the Future) makes her directorial debut with this ribald comedy about young-adult growing pains, costarring her real-life daughters, Zooey and Madelyn Deutch, as siblings and featuring herself as their New Age-y mother. The quirky, directionless elder sibling (Madelyn, who also wrote the script) moves in with her younger sister, a rising movie star (Zooey), and dates a rash of unavailable men. The beaus take up too much screen time, given that the most affecting love stories involve the sisters and their mother; the few scenes with this close-knit trio are the film's highlights.



  • Lea Thompson


  • Madelyn Deutch
  • Zoey Deutch
  • Cameron Monaghan
  • Lea Thompson
  • Jesse Bradford
  • Avan Jogia
  • Nicholas Braun
  • Amy Pietz
  • Brandon Jackson
  • Zach Roerig
  • Troy Evans


  • Howard Deutch
  • Zoey Deutch
  • Gordon Gilbertson
  • Danny Roth
  • Damiano Tucci
  • Chris Conover
  • Danny Roth
  • Michael Tadross Jr.
  • Damiano Tucci

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