The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Connecticut.
Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out she's pregnant, she winds up at the Brewer's door. She needs their help, and although they can't quite admit it, they each need her so they can begin to heal. Written by
Although Johnny Simmons is 4 years older than his co-star Aaron Johnson, he plays his younger brother. See more »
In the scene where Allen is in hospital on the day of his release, the white sheet on the bed slips down and then is magically back up again. This happens several times. See more »
Do you have any party tricks?
Oof. I don't know if it counts, but I never forget people's numbers. Um... I tend to memorize numbers.
What are my numbers?
Well... you have 18 years. 216 months. 864 weeks. 5,920 days. 311,040 hours. You came to our doorstep on 8-14-2008 at 4:30 pm. Your due date is 2-12-2009. Which leaves 119 more days. 2,136 hours. 128,160 minutes. And you have two heartbeats.
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I've been wanting to see this movie for a long time & finally had the opportunity after it's release on DVD. It was definitely worth the wait, if only for the amazing performances. Pierce Brosnan was incredible, especially in the scene in the back of the car. Every emotion could be read on his face - no words needed. Carey Mulligan was wonderful too - she deserves all the acclaim she's been getting. I was afraid it would be too emotionally devastating as I've lost a son as well, but although I was touched deeply, I was also left with a sense of hope. I'm only sorry that it didn't open in theaters across the country so more people would have had a chance to see it. Don't be afraid of the subject matter, go out & rent it (but have a box of Kleenex handy).
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