Seventeen-year-old Miles dreams of getting out of his small hometown of Pondley, Illinois, and going to Loyola film school in Chicago. But when his father dies suddenly and his mother realizes that the savings she thought they had for Miles' college fund have been spent on his father’s mistress, he has to find a new way to pay for his dreams. After learning about a volleyball scholarship, Miles decides to try out for the team. There's just one problem: there is only a girl's volleyball team at his high school.
By turns funny and tender, director Nathan Adloff's semi-autobiographical film, set in the era of dial-up Internet and bulletin board messaging, offers a unique twist on the sports underdog movie. With a cast that includes Molly Shannon, Missi Pyle, Paul Reiser, and Tim Boardman as the boy at the centre of it all, MILESwill have audiences rooting for the home team.
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