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The Never List (2020)

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16-year-old Eva (Fivel Stewart) is an overachiever who dreams of becoming a comic artist someday. With how overbearing her parents are, however, she knows that that will never happen. As a way to cope with the pressure they feel on the daily, she and her best friend Liz (Brenna D'Amico) create Vicky and Veronica, their alter-egos. They also compile a number of things they would never do and coin it The Never List. When Liz tragically passes away, an angry and grief-stricken Eva vows to do everything on the said list to honor her best friend's memory. Directed by Michelle Mower.

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Cast

Fivel Stewart
as Eva Jeffries
Keiko Agena
as Jennifer Jeffries
Matt Corboy
as Paul Jeffries
Jonathan Bennett
as Mr. Snyder
Booboo Stewart
as Lead Singer
Nils Allen Stewart
as Security guard
Rob Nagle
as Liz's Dad
Drew Droege
as Principal Greer
Carson Bolde
as Theo Mears
Betsy Hume
as Comic Store Cashier
Juliana Destefano
as Funeral Girl
Caleb Spillyards
as Band Member
Ariadne Shaffer
as Chemistry Teacher
Susan Ziegler
as Mrs. Carlton
Kimberly Stanphill
as Carol Mears
Ryan Rasberry
as Frat Boy #1
Jason Breznikar
as Hot Jogger
Whitney Brown
as Art Class Background Student
Pete Zias
as Janitor
Rylee Cravens
as High School Dancer
J.E. Burton
as High School Dancer
Kristian Lambert
as Wrestling Opponent
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Critic Reviews for The Never List

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Houston director Michelle Mower, working from a script by Ariadne Shaffer, has made a sweetly serious film about friendship, trauma and not letting yourself get lost.

December 18, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While Fivel Stewart is a compelling performer, even she cannot inject sense into the insensible.

April 27, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The Never List is one of the least inspired films to ever tackle the coming-of-age subgenre.

March 28, 2021 | Rating: 2/10 | Full Review…

This unconventional coming-of-age story features a female-driven narrative and strong young women characters that will speak to teens worldwide.

February 16, 2021 | Rating: 3 / 5 | Full Review…

What keeps The Never List from being a shallow diversion is that [the filmmakers] consistently acknowledge that the chemical recreation the two fictional girls engage in sometimes has catastrophic consequences in the real world.

December 11, 2020 | Rating: 83/100 | Full Review…

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