FAMILY IS WHO YOU MAKE IT.
After spending 12 years in prison, Eddie Palmer (Justin Timberlake) comes home to live with his grandmother (June Squibb), but has no idea how his encounter with a boy called Sam (Ryder Allen) will change his life. Everything about this movie is thoroughly familiar; there isn’t a moment where you can’t figure out what will happen next. Good thing then that the filmmakers are skilled enough to make it all work to satisfaction, hitting all the right emotional cues and finding the right actors. Squibb makes grandma a joy to watch… and then there’s young Allen, superb as the flamboyant Sam.
2021-U.S. VOD. 110 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Fisher Stevens. Cast: Justin Timberlake (Eddie Palmer), Ryder Allen (Sam), Alisha Wainwright (Maggie Hayes), June Squibb, Juno Temple, Jesse C. Boyd.