Netflix Pick of the Week: Stay Cool


  • Independent Comedy
  • Released 2009
  • 93 minutes
  • PG-13

Directed By:

  • Michael Polish


  • Winona Ryder
  • Mark Polish
  • Sean Astin
  • Hilary Duff
  • Jon Cryer
  • Chevy Chase

Stay Cool follows the life of Henry McCarthy (Mark Polish), a successful writer. He writes a popular book about his experiences in high school and is invited to give a commencement address at West Rockville High School, the school he graduated from in 1988. Upon arriving at the town that he lived in for a big part of his life, Rockville, he finds nothing has changed. He meets up with his two best friends from high school, Wino (Josh Holloway) and Big Girl (Sean Astin). They try to convince him that going back to high school is a bad idea, but Henry goes back anyways. The building in which he went to high school in was torn down, and a new building was put in its place. Still, he believes that everything is the same. His friends are right, going to high school again is torturous, but Henry finds it necessary in order to write a good speech.

Watch the movie here.