15 November 2013 1:33 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

It’s a harsh reality of America nowadays.

Every time one turns on the news, they are highlighting about the struggles of people trying to survive on the minimum wage or obtain health insurance.

Sunlight Jr.” premiered this weekend as a fictionalized look about a middle-aged couple living in a motel and barely surviving below the poverty line. And then the couple had to deal with an unexpected pregnancy.

The movie stars Matt Dillon, Naomi Watts and Norman Reedus. It is directed and written by Laurie Collyer (“Sherrybaby,” “Nuryoican Dream”).

Latino-Review had an exclusive phone interview with Collyer to discuss about “Sunlight Jr.” We talked about the casting, books on poverty, and American struggles.

Sunlight Jr.” is in theater limited release and VOD.

Read the transcript below.

Latino-Review: For this film that you wrote and directed, what is the inspiration behind this movie?

Laurie Collyer: I read a book in 2006, a while ago, »

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