Ask Me Anything (film)
Ask Me Anything is a 2014 American drama film written and directed by Allison Burnett, based on his fictional novel Undiscovered Gyrl. The film stars Britt Robertson, Justin Long, Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Robert Patrick, and Max Carver.
|Ask Me Anything|
|Directed by||Allison Burnett|
|Written by||Allison Burnett based on his novel Undiscovered Gyrl|
|Music by||Jon Ehrlich|
|Cinematography||Patrice Lucien Cochet|
|Edited by||Adam Lichtenstein|
|Distributed by||Phase 4 Films|
Ask Me Anything had its world premiere at the Nashville Film Festival, before it was released on December 19, 2014, by Phase 4 Films theatrically and via video on demand and other online platforms. The film was released on DVD March 3, 2015.
Katie Kampenfelt, a beautiful, funny, free-spirited, lost soul decides to take a year off before attending college. She chronicles irresponsible sexual adventures in an anonymous blog, but as her fearless narrative drags on, dark secrets from her past begin to emerge.
After Katie tells her convicted rapist former boss some of her dark secrets, she disappears. We learn that Katie is a fictional version of the woman writing the blog named Amy Grantham, who has gone missing. The film ends with Amy’s mother looking for her, and realizing how many people would want to hurt her.
- Britt Robertson as Amy Grantham “Katie Kampenfelt”
- Sophia Tabor as Young Katie Kampenfelt
- Justin Long as Dan Gallo
- Martin Sheen as Roy Olsen “Glenn Warburg”
- Christian Slater as Paul Spooner
- Robert Patrick as Doug Kampenfelt
- Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Margaret Spooner
- Max Carver as Aidan “Rory”
- Andy Buckley as Mark Aubichon
- Molly Hagan as Carol Grantham “Caroline Kampenfelt”
- Gia Mantegna as Noelle “Jade”
- Max Hoffman as Jake Seidler “Joel Seidler”
- Zuleikha Robinson as Afreen “Affie”
- Beatrice Rosen as Martine
- Lorraine Toussaint as Dr. Sherman
- Cathryn de Prume as Carol Grantham
- Kimberley Estes as Private Investigator
- Jussie Smollett as Nico Dempster (uncredited)
Gary Goldstein, of the Los Angeles Times, said: "The edgy coming-of-age tale Ask Me Anything begins with a snarky, bubble-gum vibe that gives way to something far deeper and more meaningful.” Adding that it ”masterfully immerses us into the life of a floundering teenager with often-stirring, unexpected results.” As for the film’s uneventful, unique ending, he added "It's all beautifully paid off in the movie's haunting coda."
In December 2015 Ask Me Anything ranked number one on Taste of Cinema's 30 Underappreciated 21st Century American Movies Worth Your Time.
The film was released to video on demand as well as other online platforms on December 19, 2014. The DVD was released March 3, 2015.
Director Allison Burnett held a contest asking for undiscovered female singers, age 21 and under, to submit songs for the soundtrack. Approximately one hundred songs were submitted, with fourteen showing up on the official soundtrack released to iTunes and other online distributors.
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