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Lou and her best friend Chantal plan to get out of their isolated, run-down town and move to a city far, far away. When Chantal's unstable and possessive ex violates her during a night of partying, the girls decide to exact their revenge on him through a night of vandalism and debauchery. The consequences of their actions are devastating, threatening the girls' chances of ever leaving. The more Lou fights tooth-and-nail to save her friendship and hold onto her dreams, the more she spins out of control as she begins to realize that freedom will come at a high cost.


  • Michaela Kurimsky
  • Karena Evans
  • Callum Thompson
  • David Kingston
  • Tamara LeClair
  • Scott Cleland
  • Dylan Mask
  • Gabe Meacher
  • Robert Cormier
  • Tarick Glancy

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Jul 11, 2019

Neither over-bleak nor falsely heroic, the movie sensitively observes a short span that, however things work out, is going to be a turning point in their lives.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
Jul 11, 2019

Firecrackers isn’t just a confident feature debut from Mozaffari, but a daring one, the kind of fast and furious feminine filmmaking that heralds the arrival of several exciting new talents.

Metacritic review by Katie Walsh
Katie Walsh
Los Angeles Times
Jun 29, 2019

The story may be overly familiar, but the language is slangy and crude, the sex is teen-impulsive and primitive, and the confrontations — on a littered beach, in that school parking lot, in a pool hall — are alarming. Firecrackers is a simple tale told with a raw ferocity and fuse-burning-down dread for the explosions to come.

Metacritic review by Roger Moore
Roger Moore
Movie Nation