The movie Words On Bathroom Walls is based on the YA novel of the same name by Julia Walton.
The film tells the story of Adam (Charlie Plummer), who appears to be your typical young adult – a little unkempt with raging hormones and excited about a future pursuing his dream of becoming a chef. Expelled halfway through his senior year, Adam is diagnosed with a mental illness that he keeps a secret at his new school. Living in constant fear of being exposed, Adam finds a soulful, comforting connection in Maya (Taylor Russell), an outspoken and fiercely intelligent girl who inspires him to open his heart and not be defined by his condition. With the support of his newfound romance and his family, Adam is hopeful for the very first time that he can see the light, and together, triumph over the challenges that lie ahead.
Editor’s note: These comments from the incompetent CEOs at Roadside Attractions’ Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff were made in May 2020, “It’s an emotional film that appeals to the YA audience. And that audience is the demo that will return first to theatres. So, when LD Entertainment came to us to discuss releasing the film theatrically in less than two months’ time, we were up for the challenge. Under the right conditions, moviegoers have indicated their desire to return to the theatres in July. Exhibition has listened and committed the resources to ensure a safe experience. At this specific point in time, we have hit the Trifecta — a great film, a great partnership and great industry indicators. No one can predict the future, but we are all-in to make it a success in this current environment.”
Originally scheduled for release on July 31, 2020, the film was put on the shelf due to Wuhan coronavirus and all movie theaters in the world being closed. Its new release date is August 21, 2020.