Thursday, April 18, 2024

Dylan Moran’s ‘Get Big’ Is A Hilarious And Relatable Summer Sleeper

For a young man to finally mature and “get big,” he must first look at himself honestly. Even if it is through a slight haze of pot smoke and Jack Daniels.

Opening in select AMC Theaters, Get Big is the first feature film by USC film graduate Dylan Moran. It is an inspired and honest look at his own personal story of growth. Two immature college-age bros reunite in their hometown for a friend’s wedding, stumbling through the wedding preparations, tripping over their insecurities and eventually finding out they must be accountable to themselves to truly “get big.”

The hilarious misadventure that leads to their epiphany is spiked with relatable and occasionally cringe-worthy moments; cops, drugs, strippers, crude language and over-confident libidos play up the stereotypes that college-age boys try futilely to live up to during their college years. Whether you went to college or had friends that moved away, you’ll immediately connect with the characters and identify with real, modern struggles, laughing all the way.

“Get Big” follows the likes of Superbad (2007) and Swingers (1996) with its open and over-the-top look at boys being boys. The two main characters Alec (played by Tanner Stine, whom audiences may recognize from “NCIS”) and Nate (played by 23-year-old writer/director Moran) are accompanied by an experienced cast.

This film is proof that dorky stoner mishaps can lead to life-changing revelations. Grab your buds, reminisce and catch the Get Big premier this August 31 at AMC Sunset 5 in West Hollywood, or afterwards at select AMC Theatres across Southern California starting September 1. For more information visit


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