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Sunlight Jr. (2013)

 |  Drama  |  12 January 2015 (Japan)
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A Florida couple deals with an unexpected pregnancy while holding minimum wage jobs.

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A hard-working convenience store clerk Melissa and her disabled boyfriend, Richie, who 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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Edwin: Either he goes, or you both go.
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A story about love...
2 November 2013 | by (Colorado, United States) – See all my reviews

Laurie Collyer's SUNLIGHT JR. is a quiet meditation on true love and deep struggle. Set against the backdrop of a gritty, urban America, Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon are Missy and Richie, a couple trying to make their way despite a world that will not give them a break. Brave performances and phenomenal chemistry between Watts and Dillon bring a level of tenderness to a relationship unfolding in a world that is anything but tender. Collyer (SHERRYBABY, NUYORICAN DREAM) delivers a potent story about love and how, in a life full of sometimes seemingly insurmountable obstacles, it is truly at the core of what really matters.


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