BY BO BURNHAM
Has anyone seen Old Enough before? It‘s very good. It‘s a very sweet ’80s kid movie. Marisa Silver was 22 when she wrote and directed this. It‘s incredible. I think it won Sundance. It has a 6-year-old Alyssa Milano, who is very, very sweet. It has Sarah Boyd, who‘s wonderful, and who plays a girl that‘s 11. And the greatest actress‘ name in the history of the world, Rainbow Harvest, who plays a 14-year-old.
The kids‘ performances are just so beautiful and naturalistic. It‘s a story about a girl that‘s 11 and three-quarters and a 14-year-old having a friendship. And you really feel how massive those age gaps feel at that time. And just the idea a 6-year-old, an 11-year-old, a 14-year-old, and a 22-year-old, all making something together... It feels so young—where now, I‘m 28, and people that are 38, we all feel like we‘re dying.
But this film is just so wonderful. It‘s a beautiful New York ’80s story with lovely children being lovely. And I hope you enjoy it. Marisa Silver‘s the best. Oh, and Josh Hamilton. Anyone seen Eighth Grade, my movie? Josh Hamilton plays the dad in Eighth Grade, and when I was making it he texted me that Old Enough was actually his first role when he was 10. He went to see it on opening weekend and didn‘t know he was cut out of the movie and was very disappointed. But I don‘t blame Marisa for that, because I did that to a kid or two, and I felt awful about it and I didn‘t inform them. So we‘re all bad. We‘re all evil. But Josh has bounced back and I hope I will, too. I‘m about to pass out. Enjoy Old Enough. It‘s the best. And thank you to Metrograph for having us. This is so wonderful. •