An ex-convict strikes up a friendship with a boy from a troubled home.


Fisher Stevens
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Timberlake ... Palmer
Ryder Allen ... Sam
Alisha Wainwright ... Maggie
Juno Temple ... Shelly
June Squibb ... Vivian
Lance E. Nichols ... Sibs (as Lance Nichols)
Molly Sue Harrison Molly Sue Harrison ... Emily
J.D. Evermore ... Principal Forbes
Dean Winters ... Jerry
Wynn Everett ... Lucille
Jesse C. Boyd ... Coles (as Jesse Boyd)
Dane Rhodes ... Coles Senior
Stephen Louis Grush ... Daryl
Carson Minniear ... Toby
Nicholas X. Parsons ... Ned


A bullied young non binary child lives with a drug addicted Mother and an abusive boyfriend . Palmer (Justin Timberlake) recently released from prison after serving 12 years for attempted murder, moves in with his Grandmother and rediscovers his heart in the process of learning to accept his past and a new way of being in the world. Written by kateann1027

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content/nudity and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Justin Timberlake and Juno Temple both starred in Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel in 2017. See more »


Around 29 min, Sam is seen to go to school by bus, while Palmer stays back. Palmer is a janitor and he is supposed to reach school before students. See more »


Daryl: What's goin on?
Coles: Same shit, different Sunday.
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Something Real
Written by Lukas Nelson, Anthony LoGerfo, Corey McCormick, Logan Metz and Tato Melgar (as Eduardo Fridman-Melgar)
Performed by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Courtesy of Fantasy Records, a division of Concord
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Mr. Timberlake..
7 February 2021 | by turdymacSee all my reviews

Coming from a person who grew up absolutely despising "boy bands" and the like, Mr. Timberlake was often a butt of jokes in my circle. To be honest, I looked at him as a talentless fabrication in the 90's. I would have never imagined an entertainer that I looked at as so lacking prove me so wrong. I enjoyed this movie very much. The story was touching and the acting was very good but what brought it was Mr. Timberlake. I would have never have thought he could pull off a roll such as this. I give my rating because of his performance. Quite impressive to say the least. I almost equate this to Shia in "The Peanut Butter Falcon". Great job by all.

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Release Date:

29 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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2.39 : 1
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