"Nuanced... Even the characters who first seem like blue-collar stereotypes...are revealed to be complicated and self-aware" -Chicago Reader
"[Sarah] Bolger and Claire Danes...both give deeply felt performances" -TimeOut Chicago
As Cool As I Am is a coming of age story featuring Lucy (Sarah Bolger, In America), a bright teenage girl and her almost-boyfriend Kenny (Thomas Mann, Project X, Fun Size), who are growing up in a small rural town. With her often absent and very young parents, Emmy winner Claire Danes (Homeland, Temple Grandin) and James Marsden (X-Men, Robot and Frank), more in need of guidance and parenting than their daughter, Lucy turns to cooking shows to cope with the turbulent pains of adolescence. While Lucy charges ahead toward womanhood, dreaming of becoming a chef, her parents begin to worry that she will make the same mistakes they made as teenagers.
This is a bittersweet story about a girl's transition from childhood to adulthood with an all star cast that also includes Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory), Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls), and Peter Fonda (Easy Rider, Ulee's Gold). with chef Mario Batali and singer Alanis Morissette as themselves.