Clayton lost his wallet, and he hasn't paid the water bill. Which wouldn't be so bad, except he also lost his job sweeping up at the theater. Small, East Texas towns like Reklaw don't have too many jobs for guys with a brain injury, slight paralysis and an occasional lack of good judgment. And no, in case you were wondering, he ain't retarded. FORWARD/BACKWARD tells the story of Clayton Miles, brain injury survivor and East Texas charmer. Due to a "vehicular collision at the age of 16," Clayton doesn't walk, talk or think like most people. The untimely death of his uncle means Clayton must come home early from brain injury camp and return to his father, Willie, a truck driver who has essentially given up on his own life. When Clayton's best friend, Josh, gets back from the Marines, Clayton couldn't be happier. He's sure the good old days of drinking, chasing girls and philosophizing have returned. But Josh isn't the same guy who left four years ago. He's no longer satisfied with just ... Written by
Save Clayton. Save Yourself.
September 2009 (Ireland)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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During Clayton's first poem, he's sitting in his wheelchair. When his dad calls him, he walks inside. In the next scene, he rolls into the room in his wheelchair. See more
No animals were harmed in the making of this film. In fact, some of them were returned in better condition than they were found. See more