A teenager spends his summer listening to heavy metal music and trying to get along with his librarian mom.
- " The sitcom star-turned-director maintains an admirably light tone that never turns sticky-sweet even after the long-awaited catharsis finally arrives. " – Kathy Fennessy (Video Librarian Magazine)
- " A charming mother-son tale filled with colourful characters, recognisable conversations and sometimes hilarious scenarios. " – James Croot (Stuff.co.nz)
- " A film about taking small steps forward that succeeds because its co-lead characters are so sympathetically drawn and beautifully performed. There may be no emotional earthquakes here, but every little tremor feels beautifully true. " – Nick Levine (NME)