There’s an air of mystery and fantasy in this coming-of-age adventure about a teenage boy called Paul who runs away from home in search of his mother, and encounters other equally unique individuals along the way.
Paul lives an isolated life with his father in upstate New York. He finds making friends impossible due to a rare condition he has that causes an abnormal amount of hair growth all over his face and body. Following an encounter with bullies, he runs away in search of the mother he has never known. Paul is played by Jaeden Martell, and there’s an excellent support cast including John Turturro and Chloe Sevigny, all bringing individuality to this surprising tale.
“A throwback movie, equal parts Stephen King and “Stranger Things”… bearing a learn-to-love-thyself message adults know all too well, but which could save (or at least ameliorate) a few young people’s lives.” Variety