Juliette Lewis Plays a Disaffected Punk-rocker Turned Suburban Mom in “Kelly & Cal”

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Juliette Lewis plays a punk-rocker turned suburban mother in the film 'Kelly & Cal' Juliette Lewis plays a punk-rocker turned suburban mother in the film "Kelly & Cal" (IFC Films/IFC)

Director Jen McGowan and actress Juliette Lewis discuss their new movie “Kelly & Cal.” Lewis plays a punk-rocker turned suburban mom who is nostalgic for a life she can no longer have and uncertain of a future where she doesn’t yet fit in. She strikes up an unlikely friendship with 17-year-old Cal, who is frustrated at his lack of control over his life. “Kelly & Cal” opens at the IFC Center September 5.




Juliette Lewis and Jen McGowan

Comments [2]

Inquisigal from Brooklyn

Really excited to see this film. As a 45 year-old female, I concur that this stage of women's lives is so complicated, challenging, and funny, and it's great fodder for art. Though, I may say the same at 80, we need more realistic portrayals of women at this stage of our lives. Thanks ladies!!!!

Sep. 04 2014 01:21 PM
Andrea Brecker from NYC

I saw the movie at the JCC screening Wednesday night. Impressive and involving. In my opinion, the transition of a new mother and a person who has suffered spinal damage is not quite analogous. Being a new mother, or father, is a significant transition but it will change; in the movie, Cal's status as wheelchair-bound is not going to change even if the character's attitude does change.

Sep. 04 2014 01:21 PM

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