Come As You Are

2019 | USA | NR | 106 min.


The Kubrick at Central Grade School Sat, Jul 27, 2019 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Friends Screening
Friends Only Screenings
Release Year:2019
Runtime:106 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Richard Wong
Produced by:Grant Rosenmeyer
Barrett Stuart
Jacqueline "JJ" Ingram
Screenwriter:Erik Linthorst
Editing By:Richard Wong
Cast:Grant Rosenmeyer
Hayden Szeto
Ravi Patel
Gabourey Sidibe


Based on a hit Belgian film, Richard Wong's heartfelt charmer Come as You Are is that rarest of remakes, a film actually improves upon its predecessor. Inspired by a true story, three young men with disabilities (Grant Rosenmeyer, Hayden Szeto, Ravi Patel—Ravi of TCFF 2014's Meet the Patels fame) abscond from their overbearing and overprotective families to embark on a road trip to a brothel in Montreal that caters to people with special needs. Joining the trip is Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) as their nurse driver, who enables them to get a much needed taste of independence as their adventure takes some hilarious and poignant turns. A crowdpleasing buddy caper with lots of heart, this wonderfully compassionate dramedy travels refreshing new ground reminding us of the love we all need to get by. In Person: Director Richard Wong, Actor Grant Rosenmeyer.