Bob Trevino Likes It

USA | 2024 | 105 min. | Tracie Laymon

When her narcissistic father suddenly cuts her out of his life, Lily (Barbie Ferreira, “Euphoria”) finds solace in Facebook of all places when she connects with and befriends a kindhearted man (John Leguizamo) who shares her father’s name. Winner of the 2024 SXSW Narrative Jury and Audience Awards.

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“Leguizamo may give one of his career-best performances in the feature, but it’s Ferreira’s surprising command onscreen that is the most memorable. [...] Do we ‘like’ it? We love it.”—Samantha Bergeson, indieWire

Friendship can come from the oddest places, like a Facebook profile with no picture, a contractor who fixes your flooding toilet, or a stranger with a familiar name. Inspired by true events, Bob Trevino Likes It stars Barbie Ferreira (“Euphoria,” Unpregnant) as Lily Trevino, a 25-year-old loner abandoned by her mother when she was young and feeling even further abandoned when her manipulative narcissist father cuts her off. Desperate for sage advice, someone to lean on, or at least some words of reassurance, Lily chats online with a local man (John Leguizamo) who shares her father’s name: Bob Trevino. Struggling with his own disconnection from his wife after the loss of their baby, his thankless job, and his unrealized dreams of being an astronomer, Bob finds himself easily falling into a paternal role and developing a close bond with Lily. Leguizamo and Ferreira’s chemistry is warm and lively, shining most brightly through the little acts of kindness, thoughtfulness, and humor they offer to each other. Bob Trevino Likes It is about the journey of healing after trauma, the explosive sadness and riotous laughter that guides us through, and the value in the family we choose along the way.

—Emalie Soderback

  • Director: Tracie Laymon
  • Principal Cast: Barbie Ferreira, John Leguizamo, French Stewart, Lauren “Lolo” Spencer, Rachel Bay Jones
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2024
  • Running Time: 105 min.
  • Producer: Tracie Laymon, Sean Mullin, Edgar Rosa, Felipe Dieppa
  • Screenplay: Tracie Laymon
  • Cinematographers: John Rosario
  • Editors: Anisha Acharya
  • Music: Jacques Brautbar
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: SXSW 2024 (Grand Jury Prize: Best Narrative Feature, Audience Award)
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: English
  • International Sales: UTA/Myriad