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The Late Bloomer

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The Late Bloomer is a 2016 American comedy-drama film directed by Kevin Pollak and written by Gary Rosen, Joe Nussbaum, Paul A. Kaplan & Mark Torgove, and Kyle Cooper & Austyn Jeffs. It is based on journalist Ken Baker's autobiographical Man Made: A Memoir of My Body. It stars Johnny Simmons, Maria Bello, Brittany Snow, Jane Lynch, J. K. Simmons, Kumail Nanjiani, Beck Bennett and Paul Wesley.

The film had its world premiere at the San Diego Film Festival on September 30, 2016. The film was scheduled to be released in a limited release and through video on demand on October 7, 2016, by Momentum Pictures.

The film was met with general dislike, The Hollywood Reporter saying that while Johnny Simmons fits his role perfectly, many secondary actors such as J.K. Simmons, Jane Lynch, Laraine Newman, Illeana Douglas, Maria Bello and Brian Doyle-Murray have fun in their stereotypical roles, but J.K. Simmons and Maria Bello, in particular, seem severely overqualified for their roles.

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