Gawky, shy and with a patch covering up a missing eye, Matt Ledbetter (Thomas Mann) isn’t one of the popular kids in high school. One day in biology class, he meets Jill (Lily Mae Harrington), an outgoing and brilliant girl who instantly sparks a connection of the sort he’s never experienced before. Jill is a large girl, and she’s beautiful, yet it’s clear that she’s grown into who she is through a lifetime of being the brunt of “fat girl” jokes, similar to Matt’s being the one-eyed outcast. A loving relationship grows and together, they find a confidence and belonging that almost seems too good to be true, and certainly too good to last. After a fever pitch of adoration, high school shifts to college life and the pressures of who they are press in against expectations crafted from who they used to be, challenging their relationship in unexpected ways. [Synopsis courtesy of Fantasia Film Festival]
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