When You Finish Saving the World
Jan 25, 2023
When You Finish Saving the World is a perceptive and funny drama that portrays a tricky family dynamic. Evelyn (Julianne Moore) has devoted herself to helping people in hard times, but she struggles to connect with her son Ziggy (Finn Wolfhard), an aspiring internet star oblivious to the problems of the world. As Evelyn attempts to become a parent figure to an unassuming teenager she meets at her shelter, and Ziggy fumbles through his pursuit of a brilliant and politically conscious young woman at his high school. This emotional comedy reveals a funny and sharply perceptive portrait of a mother and son who may seem at odds but who are more alike than either would care to admit. [2022, US, 88 min, Rating: R] Avi Offer of NYC Movie Guru pens, “Tender, perceptive and profoundly human. Finn Wolfhard gives a breakthrough performance.” Venue: Cinema Art Theater. Presenter: Rehoboth Beach Film Society.