James "Speedy" Reedy is anything but. He's a twenty-something slacker sleepwalking through life in a Midwestern town. His older sister, Joleen calls him in the middle of the night after the police have arrested her boyfriend and tossed her and her 12-year-old daughter Tara on the street. James takes them in, then Joleen, who claims to have a plan, leaves with a trucker and a stash of drug money. James tries to cope, but soon he's lost his job, and child protective services places Tara in foster care. She's miserable. Can James wake up and find a way to be more than just a nice guy? A road trip to his childhood may hold a key, or it may be another bad dream.Written by
Charlize Theron and Woody Harrelson appeared in North Country (2005). See more »
[holding her daughter and crying]
Oh God. Oh my God. Oh God baby. I'm so sorry! I'm so sorry! Oh God, I'm so sorry. Tell me you're okay!
It'll be okay! Where's James?
Where's James? Where is he?
[Counselor runs to his car]
Where is he, baby? Where did he go?
I don't know!
Did he say anything?
Yes! He said-
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I'm Ten Feet Tall
Written by Gary Finneran
Performed by She Died
Courtesy of Fundamental Music Inc. See more »
You woke me up
The pacing of this movie is a little slow. There were times when i almost gave up on it, and wanted to stop watching it, but didn't. I am glad i finished this movie because there is something so honest, and pure about the subject matter.
What's great about this movie is it's not flashy like people think movies need to be. It is not over the top, not glamorous. This movie is striped to the bare essence of what it takes to make a good film or better, great acting, and a genuine story line.
The movie has a slow start, but a rapid ending that leaves you wanting more. The characters are really well developed. I feel a close connection to all of them. I feel like they are real people, and that's unusual to feel when watching a movie.
It's a movie about choices, about how one moment can change your life. The decisions we make are not always right, most of them are made on impulse, but we still have to deal with the aftermath, and learn a lesson along the way.
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