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Sunlight Jr. (2013)

Sunlight Jr.

Overview


Genre

Drama, Romance

Release Date

November 15, 2013 (Limited)

Duration

95 min.

Studio

Gravitas Ventures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Laurie Collyer

Producer

Charlie Corwin, Andrea Roa, Ariel Elia

Screenwriter

Laurie Collyer

Starring

Story


From writer/director Laurie Collyer (Sherrybaby), comes an intimate and intense love story about a young couple at odds with the American dream. Set in the underbelly of usually sunny Florida, Melissa Winters (two-time Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts) works as a cashier at the local convenience store, SUNLIGHT JR. She lives in a seedy motel with her boyfriend Richie (Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon), a former TV repairman who lives month-to-month on his government disability check, spending most of it at a neighborhood tavern. When an unexpected pregnancy takes their lives in a new direction, they are forced to examine the realities of both of their lives, and to face tough choices about what lies on the horizon.

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Poster of Gravitas Ventures' Sunlight Jr. (2013)
Naomi Watts stars as Melissa and Matt Dillon stars as Richie in Gravitas Ventures' Sunlight Jr. (2013)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..sadly, though, it falters under the weight of too much drama..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
“..brought into sharp focus by intense lead performances from Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon..”
by Walter V. Addiego [San Francisco Chronicle]
“..writer/director Laurie Collyer ("Sherrybaby") has a keen eye for details: the nagging, insipid door chime whenever someone enters or exits Sunlight Jr...”
by Moira MacDonald [Seattle Times]