With people who are enduring puberty are often regarded as being among those who are the most self-serving, it’s surprising to discover the adults in their lives can be even more immature than they are in social situations. But that shocking revelation is powerfully presented as fact in the release of the new comedy-drama, ‘The Late Bloomer.’ In honor of the film’s release today by Momentum Pictures in select theaters and On Demand and Digital HD, Shockya has a new exclusive clip from the movie.
The film’s clip features its lead character, Pete, who’s played by Johnny Simmons, as he asks two of his friends, who are played Kumail Nanjiani and Beck Bennett, to accompany him to a dinner party. But they deny him the opportunity to lean on them for emotional support, as they note they would rather look through Tinder again.
‘The Late Bloomer’ is based on author and E! News personality Ken Baker’s life story and forthcoming book, ‘The Late Bloomer: A Memoir of My Body.’ The book chronicles how Baker unknowingly lived with a pituitary tumor that caused decades of sexual confusion and insecurities. But after diagnosis, a single surgery at age 28 would finally propel him through puberty and change his entire life.
The film marks the feature film directorial debut of actor Kevin Pollak. In addition to Simmons, Nanjiani and Bennett, ‘The Late Bloomer’ also stars Maria Bello, Brittany Snow, Jane Lynch, J.K. Simmons and Paul Wesley.
Momentum Pictures has released the following synopsis for ‘The Late Bloomer’:
Dr. Pete Newmans (Johnny Simmons) is a successful sex therapist whose practice is almost completely devoted to helping people re-channel their sexual impulses. When Pete is hit in the nether regions during a friendly basketball game, his doctors discover a pituitary tumor that has delayed Pete’s onset of puberty for 15 years. Not only does Pete suddenly have an explanation for the various physical and mental issues that had been plaguing him, he undergoes what would normally be years of puberty in a matter of weeks. Mood swings, voice changes and acne greet Pete as he tries to navigate life as both a horny 15 year-old kid and a 30 year-old desperate to be a complete man and get the girl of his dreams.
Watch Shockya’s exclusive clip from ‘The Late Bloomer’ below.
Written by: Karen Benardello