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Henry McCarthy (Mark Polish), the 30-something author of the popular '80s-themed novel How Lionel Got Me Laid, returns to his suburban hometown of Sacramento to deliver the commencement speech at his former high school. Despite his success as an author Henry’s return home has sparked all of the youthful dreams, desires and particularly disappointments he's never quite gotten over, specifically his unrequited affection for the girl who is now the local pharmacist: the elusive Scarlet Smith (Winona Ryder). Between run-ins with the outcast friends he left behind Big Girl (Sean Astin) and Wino (Josh Holloway), the school principal (Chevy Chase) and a seductive senior, Shasta O’Neil (Hilary Duff) who clearly has the hots for him, Henry is sent spinning through a time warp that incites all the old emotions and challenges of the world he grew up in.

  • Release date:September 16, 2011


Mark Polish
M. David Mullen
Ryan Franks
Composer (Music Score)
Wendy Marmo
Musical Direction/Supervision
Clark Hunter
Production Designer
Christie Wittenborn
Costume Designer
Kelly Martin-Wagner