A scout mother is supposed to protect scouts. Even from embarrassment.
From Amazon Original, Troop Zero is a fun, delightful story of a group of young misfit girls forming their scout troop group to compete against others.
The film stars Mckenna Grace, Viola Davis, Jim Gaffigan, Mike Epps, and Allison Janney. Bert and Bertie direct it from a screenplay by Lucy Alibar.
Here’s the long synopsis:
In a tiny Georgia town in 1977, a motherless girl dreams of life beyond the confines of her trailer-park home in Troop Zero. When her quest for connection leads her to reach for the stars in a competition to be included on NASA’s landmark Golden Record, it becomes clear she will have to depend on some new friends to take her the last mile.
Every night, Christmas Flint (Grace) sits under a starry sky with a flashlight, signaling to extraterrestrial visitors that never arrive. Sensitive, imaginative, and deeply lonely, Christmas and her equally eccentric best friend Joseph are the ultimate misfits in their rural hometown of Wiggly, Georgia. When Christmas learns that the winners of the annual Birdie Scout Jamboree talent contest will be included on a recording to be sent into space for posterity, her mission in life becomes to join the Scouts and win Jamboree.
When she is blackballed by the snobbish local Birdie Scout troop and their uptight leader Miss Massey (Janney), Christmas rallies a group of elementary-school outliers to start their chapter. With grudging help from her dad’s irascible office manager, Miss Rayleen (Davis), Christmas and her crew have to bypass every roadblock Miss Massey can find in the fine print of the Birdie bylaws in order to reach the Jamboree and their chance at immortality.
From Christmas’ solitary late-night vigils to a final show-stopping musical performance, Troop Zero is an endearing and magical tale set against a backdrop of beloved hits of the 70s, as Christmas forges friendships that will change her life and help her find a real family.
LRM Online interviewed actress Allison Janney on her involvement in Troop Zero. Janney spoke about working with Mckenna Grace, being a mean girl-like scout mom and her brownie experiences.
Troop Zero is playing on Amazon Prime Video today.
Check out our exclusive interview above.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive