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(2022) (B.J. Novak, Boyd Holbrook) (R)

At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Heavy
Imitative Behavior Moderate
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) Mild
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Moderate
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Heavy

Black Comedy: An aspiring writer travels from New York to rural Texas to investigate the death of one of his past casual flings with hopes of turning all of that into a true crime podcast.

Ben Manalowitz (B.J. NOVAK) is a writer who wants to examine the human condition in America via a podcast, something he pitches to Eloise (ISSA RAE), an executive in that industry. He gets the chance when he unexpectedly gets a call from Ty Shaw (BOYD HOLBROOK) who states that his sister, Abilene (LIO TIPTON), is dead and indicates she was Ben's girlfriend.

That's news to him, but when he realizes they casually hooked up in the past, he flies from New York to west Texas where he meets Ty. He doesn't believe the reports that his sister overdosed and instead is certain she was murdered, possibly by local drug dealer Sancholo (ZACH VILLA) and he wants Ben to help avenge her death.

Ben isn't crazy about that idea, but is regarding turning all of this into a true crime podcast. With Eloise on board, Ben goes to stay with Ty's family, including his sisters, Paris (ISABELLA AMARA) and Kansas City (DOVE CAMERON) their younger brother Mason, a.k.a. El Stupido (ELLI ABRAMS BICKEL), and their mother, Sharon (J. SMITH-CAMERON), and grandma, Carole (LOUANNE STEPHENS).

As Ben gets to know them and other locals, including enlightened record producer Quinten Sellers (ASHTON KUTCHER) who was working with Abilene, the writer turned podcaster begins to learn more about her as well as preconceived notions about those who live in rural Texas.

They might if they're fans of anyone in the cast or true crime podcasts.
For language and brief violence.

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