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The Story

Lifelong best friends Nick and Jody are two suburban-middle-class, all-American boys whose relationship deepens as they begin to explore their sexual feelings with each other as teenagers. 


Nick is confused by his attraction to Jody, and Jody struggles with his gender dysphoria. 


When Jody comes out as Jodi to Nick, Nick commits an act of betrayal that results in Jodi being sent away to live with her father.


Jodi and Nick do not meet again for 15 years…


…Today, Jodi has returned home to care for her elderly mother who has severe dementia. Nick and his young daughter, Natalie, are coping with the recent suicide of Nick’s wife and Natalie’s mother, Rachel. 


As Jodi struggles to reconcile with her mother who doesn’t remember her, and Nick and Natalie piece their lives back together after their tragedy, Jodi and Nick reconnect and discover together the healing power of family and true love.

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Watch the trailer for Sweet Star Grief

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The Filmmakers

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The Cast

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screening and distribution information

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