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High school senior Carson Phillips (Chris Colfer, “Glee”) was destined for bigger things than his close-minded small town could ever offer. He was on a path to greatness, but destiny had a different plan when he was suddenly killed by a bolt of lightning in his school parking lot.
Demonstrating that life is what happens while you’re busy planning your future, Carson recounts the last few weeks of his life via witty, insightful flashbacks, including a blackmail scheme targeting the popular kids in school that he concocts with his best friend (Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect) and a home life that includes a mother (Allison Janney, Juno, “The West Wing”) who’s more interested in the bottle than her son’s future and an estranged father (Dermot Mulroney, My Best Friend’s Wedding) who suddenly appears with a pregnant fiancée (Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”).
Simultaneous with Struck By Lightning‘s red-carpet launch in Los Angeles, cinemas from Washington DC to San Francisco — with cities like Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Miami in between — will also be premiering the film. And after the final credits roll, Chris Colfer will join all participating locations via live webcast for a post-screening Q&A session, with audience members nationwide submitting questions and comments via Twitter.
“Chris Colfer outdoes Tina Fey with his script… it feels exactly like the fantasy I would have liked to see late at night when I was twelve or thirteen, wondering why I didn’t fit in.” – Indiewire
“Offers up plenty of smart and quirky moments…driven by terrific performances by Alison Janney, Christina Hendricks and Dermot Mulroney.” – Screen Daily