Directed by Gerard Barrett
Film Movement
93 Minutes
Coming of Age, Drama
Not Rated
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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.


  • Toni Collette
  • Jack Reynor
  • Will Poulter
  • Michael Smiley
DVD Features

Interview with director Gerard Barrett\nInterview with stars Jack Reynor and Will Poulter\nBonus short: Aissa, directed by Clement Trehin-Lalanne

Sound: Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Surround Sound

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "Knockout performances, almost flawless drama."
    Leslie Felperin, The Guardian
  • Highest Rating
    "Its melancholic beauty is elicited from the decisively enthralling cinematography and two utterly intense performances."
    Carlos Aguilar , Indiewire
  • Highest Rating
    "Before anyone has even said anything, the economy of Barrett as a storyteller is abundantly clear."
    Hollywood Reporter

Awards & Recognition

Special Jury Acting Award
Sundance Film Festival
Best Feature
Galway Film Festival
Official Selection
Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection
Seattle International Film Festival

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