A quaint, cute, quirky coming-of-age flick featuring cute and quirky America's Got Talent breakout star Grace VanderWaal, aka, "The next Taylor Swift!" (Simon Cowell's words and Howie Mandel's sentiment.)
Based on Jerry Spinelli's YA novel of the same name, Stargirl promotes nonconformity, and it's beautiful.
I'm sure your high school had its fair share of nonconformists; ours certainly did.
Often, they were the new kids who transplanted at odd times during the school year and from elsewhere, far across the country.
I can vividly remember this one girl, but not her name, who arrived to our school in the autumn of my 6th grade year. She wore purple velvet overalls, shiny black patent shoes, had Pat Benatar hair (long and spiky on top, buzzed everywhere else), and loved David Bowie. She might as well have landed in our sleepy holler from Pluto.
Unlike Stargirl, who goes to great lengths to learn everything about her classmates so she can do something kind for them and wholly altruistic, Pluto Girl was gruff and standoffish, and then—abruptly as she'd arrived—she vanished, never to be seen or heard from again.
You gotta give it up for 'new kids,' who pop the bubble of the status quo and leave everyone else scratching their heads.
And don't get me started on that Ren McCormack from Chicago, or "Daniel-san" LaRusso from Newark.