If you were around for Y2K the first time and you’re anything like me, you probably think it was about 10 years ago. Then you do the math and realize it’s actually 22 years ago this New Year’s Eve. Once you get over the shock of how quickly the last 22 years have passed, Mixtape is here to bring you right back to the late 90s.
The film follows Beverly Moody (Gemma Brooke Allen) as she tries to connect with her late mother through a broken mixtape, while grandmother Gail (Julie Bowen) struggles to protect her.
I had the chance to talk with Julie and Gemma about 90s fashion, music, and more in our recent interview.
Mixtape is streaming now on Netflix.
Julie Bowen & Gemma Brooke Allen Mixtape Interview
On the eve of Y2k, orphaned, awkward 12-year-old Beverly Moody (Gemma Brooke Allen) discovers a broken mixtape crafted by her teen parents. Raised by her grandmother Gail (Julie Bowen), a former teen mom herself who finds it painful to speak about her late daughter, Beverly sees this mixtape as a chance to finally learn more about her parents. So she sets out on a journey to find all the songs on the tape. Along the way, she makes friends with her quirky neighbor, Ellen (Audrey Hsieh); intimidatingly tough, Nicky (Olga Petsa); and Anti (Nick Thune), an anti-everything record store owner who’s the key to finding these tracks, and a renewed bond between Gail and Beverly.