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Sunlight Jr. (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 12 January 2015 (Japan)
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A Florida couple deals with an unexpected pregnancy while holding minimum wage jobs.

Director:

Laurie Collyer

Writer:

Laurie Collyer (screenplay)
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Naomi Watts ... Melissa
Matt Dillon ... Richie
Tess Harper ... Kathleen
Norman Reedus ... Justin
Antoni Corone ... Edwin
Adrienne Lovette ... Vivian
Keith Hudson ... Micky
Beth Marshall ... Molly (as Beth Marhsall)
Yvonne Gougelet Yvonne Gougelet ... Kristi
Teo Castellanos Teo Castellanos ... Jorge
David Hoyt David Hoyt ... Darth
Fawad Siddiqui ... Jamshed
John Archie John Archie ... Tom
Casey Cook Casey Cook ... Cody
Leyla Lawrence ... Nurse
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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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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2015 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Marcas da Vida See more »

Filming Locations:

Clearwater, Florida, USA

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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[first lines]
Richie: Mmm, what are you doing, babe?
Melissa: Going to work. It's rainin'.
Richie: No. I'll drive ya. I gotta cash my check.
Melissa: Well, hurry up. I'm gonna be late.
Richie: Well, good morning to you, too.
[sitting up]
Richie: Hm, look at you.
Melissa: What?
Richie: You look great. I love that color on you.
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Maybe not really worth it...
3 January 2015 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

It's hard to really distinguish the very good indie flicks from the not-so-very-good ones, and that's because not many people see many of them, not many notices, not many reviews out there for others to see and make a judgment as to if they want to watch a certain flick because of reviews (or not). In that case, this film isn't bad, but I may not totally recommend it either. The performances are solid but nothing extraordinary, certainly not acting that would stand as some of the best of the year. Watts has done this certain thing before and better, and she has some iffy moments here. Matt Dillon may actually be stronger and more consistent, but yeah, not much stretch as an actor the role called for. It's not really "bad" though.


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