Hon, I’m smitten! Troop Zero, rated PG “adventure, comedy, drama, family,” is one of the most endearing, quirky, heartfelt, funny, emotional and uplifting movies I’ve ever seen! I was fully immersed in the story, aided by costume design that embodies 1977 and music that highlights moods, sensibilities and drama. The cast features Mckenna Grace, Viola Davis, Allison Janney, Jim Gaffigan, Charlie Shotwell, and Mike Epps .
If you watch it, please let me know what you think!
In rural 1977 Georgia, a misfit girl dreams of life in outer space. When a competition offers her a chance to be recorded on NASA’s Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts. Led by spunky outcast Christmas Flint (Mckenna Grace), they infiltrate the Birdie Scout youth group in order to win a talent show. The winning Birdies will earn the right to have their voices included on the Voyager Golden Record, which Christmas believes will be heard by life in outer space, a connection her deceased mother nurtured. When they form the troop, the only number left unassigned in the state is zero; while the Birdie Troop leader Krystal Massey (Allison Janney) intends to assign “Troop Zero” to them as a slight, the girls, and one boy, take it as a good sign as it’s the number representing infinity. Troop Zero requires a troop mother, and they find one in Christmas’s father’s secretary Rayleen (Viola Davis), who also has history with Mrs. Massey.