IFC has debuted the trailer for Max Mayer's As Cool As I Am comedy drama, starring Claire Danes, James Marsden, Sarah Bolger and Thomas Mann, adapted by Virginia Korus Spragg from the novel by Pete Fromm.
Read the official synopsis after the jump. We've also added some images from the film below the trailer for As Cool As I Am.
As Cool As I Am opens in theaters on June 7th and is rated R for sexual content including an assault, and some teen drinking
Lucy (Bolger) is a self-confessed tomboy that is considered one of the guys with her masculine haircut and attitude. She gets on well with her father (Marsden) but is frequently separated from him for months on end when he works in Canada. Her relationship with her mother (Danes) is easy-going provided she keeps the house tidy. Her mother's lenience even allows her daughter to drive her car, even when she is too young to apply for a license.
As Lucy turns 14, she becomes more in tune with her sexuality and her family dynamics. She develops a type of friends with benefits relationship with her best friend Kenny. She also ditches her tomboy image, embraces make-up and grows out her hair. She begins to realize that her parents marriage is not as solid as she had imagined. She realizes that her father's extended stays abroad are not typical of other fathers. Furthermore she realizes that her mother does not pine for her father as much as she does herself. In fact, her allegiance to her father is tested when she discovers her mother is enjoying a romance with a colleague.
She pro-actively seeks sexual satisfaction after she is left with a void when Kenny has to move away. She also begins to realise that there is more to her father's extended stays in Canada than she had previously imagined.