Don't Talk To Irene

Creator

Pat Mills, Alyson Richards

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Year

2013

Synopsis

Irene is 16, fat, friendless and tired of being a loser. She’s determined that this year is going to be different—Irene is going to become a cheerleader. But when she’s suspended on her first day back at school (the result of a cruel prank) Irene, along with her cruellest bullies, Robbie and Sarah, must endure two weeks of community service at the local retirement home.

Irene befriends Gordon, a grumpy retired boxer who teaches her that when you get knocked down, you must get back up again. Instead of letting her bullies get the best of her, she assembles a misfit group of seniors and hashes a brilliant plan - if she can’t be a cheerleader, she’ll be the next best thing: a choreographer. She signs the seniors up to audition for her favourite reality show “Dance Crew”. Keeping the plan a secret from the retirement home and her mother, Irene transforms the retirement home from a lifeless community into something surprising, fearless and alive.

But what she doesn’t know is that jealous Robbie and Sarah secretly plot their revenge—and they will stop at nothing to kill Irene’s dreams.