Wendy (Dakota Fanning) sees things differently:
She’s fiercely independent, with a brilliant mind and a mischievous sense of hilarity.
Wendy also has autism.
To her, people are an indecipherable code and the world’s a confusing place. She’s always had a hard time figuring it all out and she just wants a chance to be accepted…just like everybody else.
But inspired by no-nonsense carer Scottie (Academy Award® Nominee Toni Collette), Wendy comes of age and escapes from her care home on the road-trip of a lifetime to deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a Hollywood competition.
Trailing chaos, with Scottie and her big sister Audrey (Alice Eve) in hurried pursuit, Wendy leads us on a captivating and heart-warming adventure; showing the bravery it takes to be your own person.
Please Stand By offers its actresses two standout performances and a career-defining role in Wendy.
A refreshing, bold and intimate journey that brings a unique human perspective to life.
Dakota Fanning – Wendy
Toni Collette – Scottie
Alice Eve – Audrey
Director – Ben Lewin
Writer – Michael Golamco
Producer – Daniel Dubiecki and Lara Alameddine