2018 will see the release of a new movie titled All These Small Moments. The debut film for writer/director Melissa B. Miller, All These Small Moments could well be a hidden gem for Brat Pack fans, with Molly Ringwald taking up a lead role alongside Andrew McCarthy’s 15 year old son, Sam. This will be Sam McCarthy’s first role in a movie, the teenager having already appeared in four TV shows including Teen Wolf and The Blacklist. He is also slated to feature in Jeffrey Roda’s 18 To Party later next year, and it would be great news if this was the start of a long and successful career for McCarthy Jr.
Sam’s father Brat Pack alumni Andrew McCarthy starred with Molly Ringwald in the iconic 80’s movie Pretty In Pink over 30 years ago. Interestingly enough, Andrew McCarthy mentioned in a recent interview regarding Ringwald that “She emailed me on the first day and she said, “Your son just did a scene and when he walked away, it was just like watching you walk away from me 30 years ago, “. The red headed beauty was making reference to one of the scenes she shared with McCarthy Snr during their filming of Pretty In Pink and it’s a really great story how Molly is now working with the next generation of McCarthy!
One of my personal favourite scenes from Pretty In Pink features Ducky doing his Otis Redding impersonation, and the excitement in his performance is certainly comparable to playing at an all slots online casino. Jon Cryer’s terrible dancing really make this part of the movie extra special and his recent re-enactment alongside James Corden on The Late Late Show reminded nostalgic fans to dust off their DVD and spend an evening watching the 80’s classic. Ducky would ultimate lose out on love interest Andie to rival Blane McDonough, played by Andrew McCarthy, with Andie only ever able to see Ducky as a friend.
All These Small Moments focuses on a teenage boy named Howie who becomes infatuated with an older woman after seeing her on a bus journey. The woman is question is played by Grils star Jemima Kirke, an actor who will definitely add a bit of star power to this movie. Molly Ringwald and d’Arcy James take up the role of Howie’s parents, while Sam McCarthy plays his younger brother. Miller Costanzo has worked on some big pictures in the past including The Fighter, Precious and Indignation, and while this is her directorial debut, Miller already has a wealth of experience behind the camera in the art department.
As far as Andrew McCarthy is concerned, the 54 year old has become a keen travel writer since his Brat Pack days, but still features both in front of and behind the camera from time to time. McCarthy directed a number of episodes of the hit TV show The Blacklist in recent years, and also had a starring role in ABC’s The Family in 2016.