At 22, openly gay Chris Colfer has won several awards for his work as Kurt on Glee, written a #1 NYT bestselling children's book, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell [Kindle], and been named one of Time's 100 most influential people. Today, seven cities (NYC, LA, Portland, Phoenix, Denver, Columbus, and his hometown Clovis, CA) see the theatrical release of the first movie he's written and stars in, Struck By Lightning , which is also available immediately anywhere via vod. Or read the book version. Chris plays Carson Phillips, an outcast high school senior who dreams of writing for The New Yorker but dies in the first scene. From there, he looks back on his life, including his blackmailing more popular kids to write for his literary journal. So far, its highest grade is B-, with praise for Allison Janney as his alcoholic single mom, Dermot Mulroney as his divorced dilf, and Rebel Wilson as his mouthy bff.