WHO’S IN IT?
Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich), Lucas Hedges (Manchester By The Sea), Kathryn Newton (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Courtney B. Vance (Blind Faith), David Zaldivar (film debut), Michael Esper (The Drop), Rachel Bay Jones (film debut), Alexandra Park (12 Feet Deep), Jakari Fraser (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Peter Hedges (Pieces of April), director, writer, producer; Nina Jacobson (Crazy Rich Asians), Teddy Schwarzman (The Imitation Game) and Brad Simpson (Gardener of Eden), producers; Dickon Hinchliffe (Winter’s Bone), composer; Stuart Dryburgh (The Piano), cinematographer; Ian Blume (Drawing Home), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Holly (Roberts) is shocked to learn that her son Ben (Hedges), who is in rehab for a drug addiction, has unexpectedly returned home for Christmas. Although she is delighted to see her son again, she is weary of his potential to slip back into his bad habits, and over the course of a difficult twenty-four hours Holly’s undying love for her son is tested…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges – whose father Peter Hedges is the director, writer and producer of this film – give outstanding performances in this grim but bittersweet tale of young drug addiction.