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
Susan Sarandon was initially reluctant to tackle the role of the grieving mother in the film, as she's played similar parts in recent years, most notably in Moonlight Mile (2002) and In the Valley of Elah (2007). She was impressed with Writer and Director Shana Feste's eccentric script, and the fact that the film would shoot close to her New York City area house on a quick twenty-eight-day schedule was also appealing. Still, it took a phone call from Pierce Brosnan (who had just signed on to co-star) to finally convince her to commit to the film. 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 »
All right, I have a secret to tell you.
You're in the middle of the road.
I know. Do you wanna hear it?
Do you want to move your car first?
No, not really. I just wanna tell you one more thing.
[takes a Polaroid picture of him]
What? That's not gonna be good.
Okay, tell me.
[...] See more »
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).
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?