When You Finish Saving the World Movie (2022) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

When You Finish Saving the World

January 20, 2023
2hr 28min
Status: released

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Where to Watch When You Finish Saving the World (Stream)

Amazon Prime Video

When You Finish Saving the World Movie Details:

Movie NameWhen You Finish Saving the World
Based on When You Finish Saving the World by Jesse Eisenberg
Country United States
Language English
GenreComedy, Drama
Release DateJanuary 20, 2022 (Sundance)
January 20, 2023 (United States)
Running Time2hr 28min
Age ratingR
CastJulianne Moore
Finn Wolfhard
Jay O. Sanders
Alisha Boe
Billy Bryk
Eleonore Hendricks
Directed by Jesse Eisenberg
Screenplay byJesse Eisenberg
Produced byDave McCary
Emma Stone
Ali Herting
Cinematography by Benjamin Loeb
Edited by Sara Shaw
Music byEmile Mosseri
Production CompanyA24
Fruit Tree
Distributor A24
Box Office Collection$196,920

When You Finish Saving the World Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Julianne Moore as Evelyn
  • Finn Wolfhard as Ziggy
  • Billy Bryk as Kyle
  • Alisha Boe as Lila
  • Jack Justice as Jackie
  • Jay O. Sanders as Roger
  • Eleonore Hendricks as Angie
  • Catherine Haun as Cath
  • Annacheska Brown as Cyril
  • Sara Anne as Becky


Evelyn and her oblivious son Ziggy seek out replacements for each other as Evelyn desperately tries to parent an unassuming teenager at her shelter, while Ziggy fumbles through his pursuit of a brilliant young woman at school.

About When You Finish Saving the World Movie:

  • The film was written and directed by Jesse Eisenberg in his directorial debut.
  • The movie is based on the Audible Original, “When You Finish Saving the World”, which was also written by Jesse Eisenberg. The audio drama was released on August 4, 2020.
  • Julianne Moore, who plays Ziggy’s mother in When You Finish Saving the World (2022), also serves as a producer on the film.
  • Finn Wolfhard is the only actor to have performed in both the Audible Original and in the film adaptation of When You Finish Saving the World (2022). He plays Ziggy Katz in both versions.
  • The film marks the third collaboration between Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone, the first two being the Zombieland (2009) movies. Stone serves as a producer for the film.
  • The film’s first trailer was released on November 29, 2022.
  • When You Finish Saving the World premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2022.
  • The film was released in the United States on January 20, 2023.