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  • Rated NR


A single mother and her embattled son struggle to subsist in a small Mississippi Delta township. Acts of violence thrust them into the world of an emotionally devastated highway store owner.

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- Andrew O'Hehir,, Tuesday, July 6, 2010


- Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out, Friday, November 18, 2011

Fresh: What this unclassifiable story may lack in decibels, it has in emotional depth.

- Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer, Friday, November 14, 2008

Audience Reviews

4 stars

This movie is from Kino International which carries the best in world cinema. Its also a winner of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. As with most Films from Kino International this film is a little different from most, if your idea of a good movie is Batman, Superman, Talladega Nights or something else common to American movie theaters then you will not enjoy this movie, but if your a fan of something a little less common and different then you will enjoy this one as I did. This is about 3 lost souls in the Mississippi Delta who come together through a suicide. Worth every bit of 4 stars

- bbcfloridabound, Thursday, April 22, 2010

3 stars

I liked this film but I didnt.Something was missing but I dont know what it was.

- dukeakasmudge, Monday, January 11, 2010

3 stars

A minimalist film, but with a lot of heart and emotion. No glitz or glam here - just a peek into the life of a family. Great performances from the cast.

- trisarahtops22, Sunday, August 22, 2010