Love comes in many unexpected forms. Sometimes it comes to a manic-depressive recluse in the form of a runaway convict (Josh Brolin) and she falls right into it.
Set over five days, the story revolves around the child of a woman (Kate Winslet) who needs a partner. It plays with the viewer’s perspective by contrasting narration from the boy with flashbacks of the mother’s life. It is a finely crafted heart-warmer about the scope of a woman’s love.
This is not a snappy screenplay, but the brooding tones of the photography, believable characters and pacing of the film draw the audience in, immersing them in the drama of this family’s life.
Those with the time will enjoy this movie. (LC)