5.8/10
349
11 user 8 critic

Flutter (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama | 4 April 2014 (USA)
With her husband away indefinitely, a young mother struggles to nurture her son in the face of poverty, isolation and incarceration. FLUTTER explores the truest love on earth-the love of a mother and child.

Director:

Eric Hueber

Writers:

Tony Franklin Jr. (story) (as Tony Franklin), Eric Hueber (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Lindsay Pulsipher ... JoLynn
Glenn Morshower ... Mark
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Baker ... Lonny
Clem Beard Clem Beard ... Bingo Gentleman
Jon Bonzor Jon Bonzor ... County Police Officer
Tamera Brown Tamera Brown ... City Police Officer 3
Raymond Estes Raymond Estes ... Bingo Winner
Denton Blane Everett ... Blake
Charles Halford ... Curtis
John Holt Hall John Holt Hall ... City Police Officer 1
James Hampton ... Leon
George Hooker George Hooker ... Bingo Security Guard
Johnathan Huth Jr. Johnathan Huth Jr. ... Johnathan
Marcus Hysmith Marcus Hysmith ... Wes
Kathy Lamkin ... Sylvia
Learn more

More Like This 

Flutter I (2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Chancer John lives for playing the odds - and he's always willing to take a calculated risk. But when he meets the mysterious and beautiful female bookie Stan, he discovers there's much ... See full summary »

Director: Giles Borg
Stars: Joe Anderson, Ricky Tomlinson, Laura Fraser
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After a series of Hollywood flops, famed director Harris Chappell (Jeffrey Tambor) returns to New York to relaunch his Broadway career. But Chappell's triumphant comeback begins to spiral ... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm Mowbray
Stars: Jeffrey Tambor, Jesse Plemons, Don Stark
Dalai Lama (2013)
Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A short film about what happens when you get too good at meditating.

Director: Jeremy Cohen
Stars: Stephanie Hunt, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman
The Program II (2015)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Guillaume Canet
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A young man named Victor (Mark L. Young) realizes the shortcomings of the Utopian ideals on the hippie commune where he was raised. Victor's mother (Andie MacDowell) is funding the commune ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Sherman
Stars: Joni Barth, Kirsten Berman, Mark Boone Junior
Bent (2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

On the surface, Alex and Pete could not be more different. The recently divorced Alex is a hard-working, high-strung lawyer who is raising her 10-year-old daughter, Charlie, as a single mom... See full summary »

Stars: Amanda Peet, David Walton, Margo Harshman
Other People I (2016)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A struggling comedy writer, fresh off a breakup and in the midst of the worst year of his life, returns to Sacramento to care for his dying mother.

Director: Chris Kelly
Stars: Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford
Sky Kids (2008)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two boys from a small town find their courage tested when they accidentally stow away aboard an airplane owned by the mob.

Director: Rocco DeVilliers
Stars: Jesse James, Reiley McClendon, Stephen Baldwin
The Homesman (2014)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to assist her.

Director: Tommy Lee Jones
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer
The Discovery I (2017)
Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two years after the afterlife is scientifically proven, a man attempts to help a young woman break away from her dark past.

Director: Charlie McDowell
Stars: Robert Redford, Mary Steenburgen, Brian McCarthy
The Rambler (2013)
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A quiet drifter leaves prison, finds home on the road.

Director: Calvin Reeder
Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Lindsay Pulsipher, Natasha Lyonne
No Activity (TV Series 2017)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Set against the world of a major drug cartel bust, the series follows two low-level cops who have spent far too much time in a car together; two criminals who are largely kept in the dark; ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Brammall, Sunita Mani, Amy Sedaris
Edit

Storyline

Johnathan is a nine-year-old boy who loves sea monsters, and his 300 lb. pet pig, named Wee Wee. Unlike most kids, Johnathan has nystagmus, which makes his eyes "flutter." He also suffers from severe narrow angle glaucoma; an acute condition that if untreated can lead to permanent blindness. JoLynn cares for Johnathan alone while her singer/songwriter husband David travels in search of his big break. To treat Johnathan, she grows hydroponic marijuana to relieve the painful intraocular pressure Glaucoma causes. She cooks the marijuana into brownies and feeds them to him in secret. David's parents, Mark and Linda, live nearby and provide for JoLynn and Johnathan as best they can on a fixed income. Linda is highly critical of JoLynn's ability to raise Johnathan. During her son's absence, Johnathan has become more undisciplined than Linda would like. While Mark tries to keep the peace, he is torn between his wife and their daughter-in-law, who he loves deeply. When JoLynn discovers that ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

love | See All (1) »

Taglines:

An unconditional love story.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Johnathan is the director's nephew. See more »

User Reviews

 
An insult to mothering
11 April 2016 | by chargc-78082See all my reviews

It kind of scares me that people think this movie is a testament to love. Letting a kid be an impulsive, destructive brat is not what being a mother is about, and it isn't love, it's just wimping out. Children need a parental figure to guide and teach them, build character and caring, not just passively observe and tolerate! He's a child, not a pet! I raised kids alone with a garden to feed us and money from odd jobs I could do while they were at school. We didn't have stuff, but we had love and respect for each other and didn't worry about them destroying the house if I wasn't looking! Life can be tough, but I didn't really need a depressing saga with unlikeable characters(besides the grandfather)to drive it home.


9 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed