A young boy in a small North Dakota town befriends a potentially dangerous fugitive.


Darren Lemke





Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Paul ... Man
Scoot McNairy ... Ronnie
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Gail
Danny Murphy ... Wesley
David Lawrence Brown ... Mr. Chambers
Charlee Park ... Amber
Jane Wu ... Reporter
Meghan Perreault Meghan Perreault ... Teacher #1
Sarah Rabu Sarah Rabu ... Teacher #2
Coleman Dyck Coleman Dyck ... Eddie the Snot
Stephen McIntyre Stephen McIntyre ... Trucker
Kristen Harris ... Red Haired Woman
Darcy Fehr ... Mitch
Logan Creran ... Mitch's Son
Steven Ratzlaff ... Bar Owner


Wesley is a young deaf boy who is constantly bullied at school. On a cold day, Wesley finds an unconscious, bleeding man and brings him into an abandoned barn close to his home. They develop a friendly relationship as the man teaches him to stand up against bullies. However, after police forces increase in the town, Wesley discovers he may not be able to protect his new friend.

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Aaron Paul has jokingly referred to this film as "the most light hearted thing I've ever done." See more »


[first lines]
Middle Schooler: Look! Here Comes The Retard Rocket!
[starts pelting snowballs at the deaf bus Wesley's on]
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a devious story.
4 October 2019 | by ops-52535See all my reviews

Its a film, shot in a layer of greengrey subtle surroundings where the smoky mist of whatever inoors wouldve killed me before saying''fire''.no fires for sure, just a gentle subsad story taking place somewhere out in the icecold snowy northern plains somewhere in the dakotas.

its a film about a deaf boy that does his samaritan duty to help people in despair, but in this case he helps and hides a murderous criminal in a building near his home. its not a happy boy , being bullied at school and messed around by his father who treats him like a thorn in the ay, the boys mother is a passive bystander not knowing what to do and his sister is a bigger star to the father than he will ever be. this leads to a deep and emotional connection to the criminal, and the boy does all of his might to feed, take care of and protect his new figure of trust.

its a drama with some indirect crime put into it, the location and setting hits a bullseye to tell a harsh and bitterly sad story. the narrative are heavily based on what a deaf child would percept from his sourroundings, so far well done. the cast does an above average job, the child acting are great, the score are subtle and grieving, and the filmatographic impression are outstandding.

its a very viewable flick of sad living, and the only major drawbback seeing this film is the slow driven pace of the plot. there are also a few inconsistensies and unrealistic takes in the story , e.g its snow on the ground all the time, and nobody sees the footprints in the snow from the evasive child hiding the fugitive, not even the police searching the premises at least 3 times.

the grumpy old man does recommend, its not funny, and doesnt suit children under 9, but may be a wake up call to everyone else

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Release Date:

3 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Parts You Lose See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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2.35 : 1
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