A sweeping multigenerational story set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City of the late 1980s; adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the youngâ€”and oldâ€”are all major elements in this heart-aching tale of the son of diehard hippies and his strange odyssey through the extremes of late 20th century youth culture.
Jude (Asa Butterfield) is a teenage boy who is trying to reconnect with his father Les (Ethan Hawke) in 1987 Manhattan. When Jude's friend, Teddy (Avan Jogia), dies of a drug overdose, Jude finds himself befriending a group of friends who are against drugs, alcohol, profanity and sex and live for punk-style rock music. When he meets Eliza (Hailee Steinfeld), who is sixteen years old and is pregnant with Teddy's child, he and Les are forced to be her rock as she struggles through her pregnancy and early motherhood while Jude struggles with his feelings for her and his relationship with his father. (C) Official Facebook
A sweeping multigenerational history set from the foundation of the natural, roaring Nyc of the late 1980s; ownership, adolescent pregnancy, medicines, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled anticipation and clumsy ignorance of the young—and old—are all key things within this center-sore adventure of the son of devoted hippies and his odd odyssey through the opposites of-late 20thcentury youth culture.