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OFFICIAL SELECTION Tribeca Film Fest
"A performance you don't want to miss. Michelle Monaghan is memorable" -Cinematical
"Michelle Monaghan finally, and deservedly, snags a star vehicle to show off her chops" -Village Voice
"[Monaghan's] performance clearly deserves an Oscar nomination" -Roger Ebert
Recommended! -NewCity Chicago
Diane Ford (Michelle Monaghan, Gone Baby Gone) is a hard-nosed truck driver who leads a carefree life of all-night bar benders and one-night stands until her estranged 11-year-old son shows up at her door one evening. Not having seen his mother since he was a baby, the blunt but ruminative Peter (Jimmy Bennett) wants as little do with her as she does with him, and their contentious relationship seems to have little hope for resolution. But with Diane's ex-husband Len (Benjamin Bratt) hospitalized, and his new partner Joey Lauren Adams unwilling to take on the babysitting burden herself, the two are stuck with each other -- at least for a while. Burdened with this new responsibility and seeing the life of freedom she has fought for in jeopardy, Diane steps reluctantly into her past and looks sidelong at a future that is not as simple or straightforward as she had once believed. Filmmaker James Mottern makes a solid debut as a writer/director with this superbly crafted, gritty, and intimate family drama.