Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download this movie.
About the Movie
John (Jack Reynor) lives with his mother, Jean (Toni Collette), in a social housing suburb and ekes out a meager living as a nocturnal taxi driver. John returns home one morning to find his mother unconscious from an alcohol overdose, however this was not the first time. Jean violently rejects John’s attempts to help as well as his intentions to unite the family. When Jean is offered an opportunity to recover, and with no savings or insurance, John is forced to offer his services to a petty criminal to help pay for his mother’s costly rehab program. John is subsequently faced with a life-changing task that may change him and his family's lives forever. Winner - Sundance Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Acting.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 45
- Fresh: 37
- Rotten: 8
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: There's much in the movie to admire until it runs headlong into a stone wall.
Rotten: A downbeat serving of kitchen-sink social realism with the sink itself thrown in for good measure.
Fresh: In the movie's best scene, as mother and son dance to an old pop song, the look on Reynor's face speaks volumes about loss and hope. It's a look that's going to be breaking hearts on screen for decades to come.
Fresh: A small but pretty impressive indie from Ireland with top-notch acting.