From HBO films. Taking place on a single pivotal day, the story follows a social welfare counselor and the inner-city teen she is trying to help, both of whom are at turning points in their lives. The film challenges commonly accepted beliefs about altruism.
“Jim McKay — with regular screenwriting partner Hannah Weyer — reaches a new level of sophistication and cinematic power… extraordinary and quietly wrought performances by Rachel Griffiths and savvy newcomer Jonan Everett… ”
—Robert Koehler, Variety
“…there’s a palpable feeling of authenticity at work here…”
—David Nusair, Reel Film