Zoey Deutch and Adam Scott in Flower
(L-R): Adam Scottand Zoey Deutch star in director Max Winkler’s comedy-drama, ‘Flower.’

Even with the best of intentions, becoming a self-appointed vigilante often serves as a means of taking control over an erratic and broken home life. In the new movie, ‘Flower,’ Zoey Deutch plays an emotionally troubled teen who feels that she needs to expose the troubled personal life of one of the teachers at her school, in order to compensate for her own shortcomings. But as she starts to become close with the most unexpected people, including the teacher in question, the protagonist learns how to truly assess every situation and relationship, and grow from her experiences.

In honor of Deutch’s young character searching for meaning and connection, Shockya is debuting an exclusive clip from the film, which is titled ‘Bowling.’ The clip features the actress and her co-star, Adam Scott, as he teaches her how to play the title game. Despite her cool confidence around him, she’s still struggling with issues of alienation, and believes that he’s doing nothing to help his students overcome their overall feelings of disconnection.

The clip is helping promote the comedy-drama’s expanded home release by The Orchard. The distributor is set to unveil ‘Flower’ on all major VOD platforms tomorrow, after the company released the comedy-drama on digital platforms, following its theatrical run. The movie can be rented or purchased on such platforms as iTunes.

‘Flower’ was directed by Max Winkler, who also co-wrote the script with Matt Spencer and Alex McAulay. The filmmakers mixed dark comedy with teenage angst in the movie, which elevates the teen movie genre to new heights and creates a star vehicle for Deutch’s blossoming career. In addition to Deutch and Scott, the comedy-drama also stars Kathryn Hahn and Tim Heidecker.

Deutch stars as the rebellious and quick-witted Erica Vandross in ‘Flower.’ The main character is a 17-year-old firecracker who’s living with her single mom, Laurie (Kathryn Hahn), and her mom’s new boyfriend Bob, (Tim Heidecker), in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley. When Bob’s mentally unbalanced son, Luke (Joey Morgan), arrives from rehab to live with the family, Erica finds her domestic and personal life overwhelmed. With Luke and her sidekicks Kayla (Gelula) and Claudine (Eshet) in tow, Erica acts out by exposing a dark secret of a teacher at her high school, Will (Scott), which ends with perilous results. What started as teenage fun for Erica and her friends becomes a catalyst for growing up in unexpected and unpredictable ways.

'FLOWER' Clip: Bowling (CLEAN)
'FLOWER' Clip: Bowling (CLEAN)

Shockya is debuting an exclusive clip from co-writer-director Max Winkler's comedy-drama, 'Flower,' which features actor Adam Scott and actress Zoey Deutch, in honor of the film's VOD distribution from The Orchard.

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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