General Information

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Released Year: 2013
Runtime: 94 minutes
Genre: Drama
Directors: Laurie Collyer
Casts: Antoni Corone, Naomi Watts, Norman Reedus, William Haze, Matt Dillon, Tess Harper, Yvonne Gougelet, Leyla Lawrence
IMDB: Sunlight Jr. (2013)

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IMDB Rating: 5.6

Reviews

90
The Hollywood Reporter - Frank Scheck
Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon bring impressive emotional and physical heat to Sunlight Jr., director/screenwriter Laurie Collyer’s beautifully observed character study of an unmarried couple living on the economic margins.
80
Variety - Ronnie Scheib
Incandescent performances by Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon and an unerring grasp of strip-mall-dominated Florida distinguish Sunlight Jr.
70
Village Voice - John Oursler
Collyer has a keen eye for underrepresented populations, but she'd be better served in the future to scale back on the overstatement.
67
The Playlist - Rodrigo Perez
Unflinchingly honest and grim, Sunlight Jr. is a valuable piece of work from a filmmaker who has a distinctive voice and concerns.
63
Slant Magazine - Abhimanyu Das
An admirable refusal to adhere to any overexposed poverty-porn templates, however, is taken a little too far in the opposite direction, to the point that the film feels self-consciously shapeless.

Sunlight Jr. (2013)



Quickie-mart employee Melissa and paraplegic Richie are very much in love. Supported only by Melissa’s small hourly wage, they are nevertheless thrilled to learn that Melissa is pregnant. Then their situation deteriorates, and their tenuous financial situation threatens to bring their happy life crashing down.