A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.
A young woman reflects on her unconventional upbringing at the hands of her artsy, nonconformist parents, which sometimes resulted in the family living in poverty. Now married to a man who works in finance in New York, she faces criticism from her parents that she's betrayed their values..
Sadie Sink, having already been a vegetarian, became a vegan after being inspired by Woody Harrelson and his family, with whom she became very close. See more »
When Rex and Jeannette are looking at the stars in the middle of the night, she chooses one and he says it is Venus. Not possible because Venus is only seen in the early morning in the east, or early evening in the west. See more »
Do you think... Erma ever did something to Dad?
Like what she did to Brian.
You can't think about things like that. It'll make you crazy.
[Meets Rex in a bar]
Dad... I'm sorry about Erma.
Whenever it's time to go, you go.
I'm not talking about that... "it's impossible to breathe when you're drowning in shit."
...You still believe in your old man?
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Raising children is not easy. Being a child growing up in an unstable relationship and general instability character wise (parents wise that is), is not easy either. This movie is not easy to watch is what I'm trying to say. But it is rewarding if you are into dramas and really good performances. The lines are blurred between good and bad, and what parenting is about and how or what you should learn from the usually most important people in your life.
Woody Harrelson gives a powerhouse performance, which elevates but is also enhanched through the other great performances. As the saying goes, what doesn't kill you ... So if you like slow moving drama with a distraught time line, this is the one you may like
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