Troop Zero Movie Review And Film Summary

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Troop Zero is a 2019 American comedy-drama film, directed by British female duo Bert & Bertie, from a screenplay by Beasts of the Southern Wild co-writer Lucy Alibar and inspired by Alibar’s 2010 play Christmas and Jubilee Behold The Meteor Shower.

The film stars Viola Davis, Mckenna Grace, Jim Gaffigan, Mike Epps, Charlie Shotwell, and Allison Janney.

Troop Zero Movie Cast

  • Mckenna Grace as Christmas Flint
  • Viola Davis as Miss Rayleen
  • Jim Gaffigan as Ramsey Flint
  • Allison Janney as Miss Massey
  • Charlie Shotwell as Joseph
  • Johanna Colón as Smash
  • Milan Ray as Hell-No Price
  • Bella Higginbotham as Anne-Claire
  • Mike Epps as Dwayne Champaign
  • Ashley Brooke as Piper Keller
  • Kai Ture’ as Ginger
  • Edi Patterson as Miss Aimee
  • Gwendolyn Mulamba as Miss Penny
  • Jecobi Swain as Ray-Ray

Troop Zero Movie Plot

In rural Wiggly, Georgia in 1977, a group of elementary-school misfits band together to form their own troop of Birdie Scouts.

Troop Zero Movie Review

Troop Zero is a heart-warming film. The kid cast has a strong acting and we loved to see it. One would think this is gonna be one of those boring kiddy films but no, the way we look at it, it’s actually really inspiring and the kids just make it so much fun to watch. 

This story is about a little girl from Wiggly, Georgia who is fascinated by outer space, she thinks there is life out there and that they are somehow connected to her mother who has passed away. She makes a troop which is given the name Troop Zero and they all infiltrate the Birdie Scout youth group in order to win a talent show.

The winning Birdies will earn the right to have their voices included on the Voyager Golden Record, which Christmas believes will be heard by life in outer space, a connection her deceased mother. 

Too participate in this , they all have to earn at least one badge and as they hangout with each other they learn about each other and become good friends.

After they get the badges and are prepared to perform, which is a dance on David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ Christmas gets nervous and wets her pants during the performance and everyone starts laughing but her friends tag along and wet their pants too, to not let her feel like she’s alone in this. They continue the performing and finish it even though people laughed. But unfortunately they don’t win the competition.

At the end when they are celebrating, there’s a meteor shower the representative of NASA joins them to record their voices that are going to be transmitted in space as well. And that’s the end of it , it’s a good film. 

Troop Zero Movie Critical Reception

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 67% approval rating based on 64 reviews, with an average rating of 6.38/10, with the consensus “Thanks to a charming cast and infectious energy, Troop Zero is more than the sum of its instantly familiar parts.”

The Movie Culture Synopsis

This is a good film to watch , it’s inspiring and melts your heart at a point. It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on February 1, 2019. 

This was the first feature film from Amazon Studios to be released as streaming-only, on the Amazon Prime Video service, on January 17, 2020.