Release dateFebruary 6, 2009 (2009-02-06) (Berlin Film Fesetival)
March 12, 2010 (2010-03-12) (United States) CastMark Rendall (Al), Hunter Canning (Cary), Zoe Kazan (Ivy), Maryann Urbano (Ivy's Mom) Similar moviesJupiter Ascending, Fish Tank, Factory Girl, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, At the Edge of the Abyss, Pitch Perfect 2
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A college student (Zoe Kazan) considers a romance with her longtime best friend (Mark Rendall).
The Exploding Girl is a 2009 American independent film written and directed by Bradley Rust Gray, starring Zoe Kazan as Ivy, an epileptic college student returning home to Brooklyn on break. While visiting her mother and catching up with her childhood friend Al, her boyfriend dumps her via a phone call. Drama ensues.
It premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2009 and was released theatrically in the United States on March 12, 2010.
On a summer break from college, Ivy, a young epileptic woman, struggles to balance her feelings for her fledgling boyfriend while her friend Al crashes with her for the season.
Zoe Kazan as Ivy
Mark Rendall as Al
Maryann Urbano as Mom
Hunter Canning as Cary
Audrey Higa as Stephanie
Margot Ruth Tenenbaum as Cousin
The Exploding Girl was shot in the guerrilla filmmaking tradition on-location in New York City.
Zoe Kazan appears in The Exploding Girl and Ruby Sparks. Love Chronicles (2003). Daddys Little Girls (2007). Waiting for Forever (2010). All the Days Before Tomorrow (2007).
Zoe Kazan won Best Actress at the Tribeca Film Festival.