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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.

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Laurie Collyer

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Laurie Collyer (screenplay)
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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 Fawad Siddiqui ... Jamshed
John Archie John Archie ... Tom
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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Language:

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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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[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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Worth seeing but very depressing & you feel like you have been emotionally beaten at the end of it, like after watching Precious
17 January 2014 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"We got a plan and we're taking care of our business, but it's been stressful." Melissa (Watts) is a convenience store clerk who lives in a motel with her paraplegic boyfriend Richie (Dillon). She hates her job and Richie is struggling with his troubles trying to take care of her. When Melissa finds out she is pregnant what starts out as extreme happiness begins to change. The troubles at her job and the motel begin to wear on them. This is a perfect example of a movie that is just OK but when you add great actors to them it makes it much better then it could have been. This is just another "how much worse can things get" type movie but because of Watts and Dillon you truly care about the characters and root for them against all odds. You feel for the struggles they go through and as the movie goes on you feel as beaten down as they do. This is not a happy movie at all but it does feel very real and that is the sign of a good movie, it makes you feel things emotionally. Overall, a movie that is worth seeing but very depressing and you feel like you have been emotionally beaten at the end of it, much like you feel after watching Precious. I give this a B.


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