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Sunlight Jr. (2013)

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A Florida couple deals with an unexpected pregnancy while holding minimum wage jobs.

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David Hoyt ...
Darth
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Hard-working convenience store clerk Melissa and her disabled boyfriend Richie are trapped in a generational cycle of poverty. Their luck may be changing when they learn that Melissa has become pregnant. But as soon as she loses her job and they get evicted from the motel they live in, their joy vanishes. Written by Freebasedog

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Melissa: Tell your daddy to behave.
Kyle: He don't listen!
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Subtle, engaging, under-rated
10 June 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I wanted to review this movie because it was such a nice surprise to enjoy it after I had avoided seeing it due to the low rating here.

This is a really original movie, with solid performances by the lead actors. From the IMDb summary you know the basis of the film, whats original about it is it does not focus overly on the negative - depressing themes etc. Due to the characters being in a low income, 'poor' demographic of society, so many movies are made with a view of looking down, pity, there is something wrong and these people need to change.

This film is very real but not negative or depressing. It shows that just because a couple is not living the American dream, it does not mean their lives don't include fun, love, laughter etc regularly. There was no bullshit in this movie, no 'Hollywoodness'. And I liked it. Its so good Matt Damon and Naomi Watts take on films like this.

I'd rate it a 7, but give it an 8 here to boost the rating!


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