‘All Together Now’ Trailer: ‘Moana’ Star Auli’i Cravalho Sings Her Heart Out In Brett Haley’s Netflix Drama

Get ready, Netflix has another teen melodrama comin’ in hot! The streamer can barely go a couple of days without dropping another one, and who can blame them when they’ve had so much success? The latest, All Together Now, might be the most intriguing one in a while, as it’s based on a book by Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick, is directed by Hearts Beat Loud’s Brett Haley, and stars Moana voice star Auli’i Cravalho.

Already there’s more talent than these YA films typically get, but you add Justina Machado, Fred Armisen, Judy Reyes, and the legendary Carol Burnett and this becomes a must-watch situation. Cravalho, who we know from Moana and the short-lived series Rise has a terrific singing voice, plays a teen juggling troubled family life with high school and her musical aspirations. Looks like she’ll be cozying up to Runaways star Rhenzy Feliz, as well.

All Together Now hits Netflix on August 28th.

SYNOPSIS: 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 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. Directed by Brett Haley (All The Bright Places, Hearts Beat Loud) and based on Matthew Quick’s novel “Sorta Like a Rock Star,” ALL TOGETHER NOW is a story of finding hope in the darkest of times. The film co-stars Rhenzy Feliz, Judy Reyes, Taylor Richardson, C.S. Lee, Anthony Jacques Jr., and Gerald Isaac Waters.

 

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.