New Zealand Film Commission’s Poppy Movie
Growing up can be challenging for anyone, but in the Poppy DVD movie from New Zealand extras add drama, humor and heart.
There is a whole lot of love between 19 year old Poppy, who has Down syndrome, and her caregiver brother who stepped up to the plate when their parents died.
Poppy, like most teens, wants to grow up and experience life and come to age in her own way.
Naturally, that can cause issues for a brother who wants to protect her and keep her safe.
The movie will make you laugh, cry and cheer for Poppy and the people who love her.
Release Date 1/24/23
Nineteen-year-old Poppy Simpson is an irrepressible young woman with Down syndrome – and the idea that she should get to do what everyone else does: have a job, drive a car, get married, have sex, be in charge of her own destiny.
Holding her back is Dave, her older brother and only family since the death of their parents.
They work together in their inherited auto shop business, but super-protective Dave doesn’t think she’s up to getting her driver’s license, becoming an auto mechanic, or having an adult relationship.
Quietly rebellious, Poppy secretly begins to teach herself to drive, finds a friend at the Automobile Association where she gets her provisional license, and reconnects with a school friend, Luke, who needs his car repaired in time for the local burnout competition.
Poppy offers to fix his car on the quiet in exchange for driving lessons.
All the while, the family repair business is failing badly, Dave’s overwhelmed and drowning his worries in alcohol, and on burnout day, Poppy secretly decides to enter the competition herself.
Watch out world – there’s no holding her back!
She’s got all the right skills, and soon no one will be able to deny them – and that she’s unstoppable.
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Official Trailer: Poppy
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