To quit smoking, 39-year-old Andy Wicks undergoes hypnotherapy — and finds himself back in 1985, days before his first cigarette. Alas, hindsight doesn’t solve the old challenges of school-cafeteria castes, a clueless principal, and a Friday-night kegger in Alex Robinson’s Too Cool to Be Forgotten.
For Fans of…
Back to the Future, second chances.
The smoking angle is a silly MacGuffin; the real revelation is how Robinson, who usually specializes in ensemble casts, recaptures adolescent solitude so faithfully. A-