The Fallout stars Jenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler, Niles Fitch, Will Ropp, John Ortiz, Julie Bowen, and Shailene Woodley. Megan Park’s feature screenwriting and directing debut won the Grand Jury Prize as well as the Audience Award for Narrative Feature at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival and earned her the festival’s Brightcove Illumination Award for her screenplay.
Bolstered by new friendships forged under sudden and tragic circumstances, high schooler Vada (Jenna Ortega) begins to reinvent herself, while re-evaluating her relationships with her family, friends and her view of the world. Moving away from her comfortable family routine, she starts taking chances with a series of quicksilver decisions that test her own boundaries and push her in new directions. As she spends more time with Mia (Maddie Ziegler), they grow closer, and Vada slowly redefines herself through their shared experiences, leading her further away from that day and closer to living her life in the now.
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The movie will be available to stream exclusively on HBO Max starting January 27.