Rocket Science (2007)

USA
Feature Film
Writer/Director: Jeffrey Blitz
Cinematographer: Jo Willems
Cast: Reece Thompson, Anna Kendrick, Nicholas D'Agosto, Vincent Piazza, Aaron Yoo, Lisbeth Bartlett, Stephen Park

Despite being overly whimsical at times (the voiceover is particularly cringe-worthy), Jeffrey Blitz’s first fiction feature – following a love-struck stammerer’s attempts to overcome his affliction and excel on the debate team in order to win the girl of his dreams, a worldly, ambitious, older woman – proves to be thoroughly entertaining, and manages to warm the cockles whilst avoiding resorting to sentimentality or cliché. Iain.Stott