Genre: Drama. Dir: Paul Dano. Country: USA.
Elegantly adapted from Richard Ford’s novel, Jeanette (Carey Mulligan) is a complex woman whose self-determination disrupts the values and expectations of a 1960s nuclear family. Fourteen-year-old Joe (Ed Oxenbould), is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) in small-town 1960s Montana. When Jerry loses his job, he joins fire-fighters near the Canadian border, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.