“Ashby” is a 2015 coming-of-age dramedy film directed by Tony McNamara and starring Nat Wolff, Emma Roberts, and Mickey Rourke. The film follows Ed Wallis (Wolff), a high school student who befriends his next-door neighbor, Ashby Holt (Rourke), a retired CIA assassin who is dying of a terminal illness.
As Ed gets to know Ashby, he learns about his past and the people he has killed, and begins to question his own moral compass. Meanwhile, Ed also develops a crush on his classmate Eloise (Roberts), and must navigate the ups and downs of teenage romance.
The film received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the performances of the cast and the emotional depth of the story, while others criticized the film for being tonally uneven and predictable.
Overall, “Ashby” is a touching and sincere film that explores themes of life, death, and redemption. It is a character-driven movie that offers a fresh take on the coming-of-age genre, and features strong performances from the cast. While it may not be a perfect film, it is definitely worth a watch for anyone looking for a heartfelt and thought-provoking story.
Duration: 100 min.