This is not the kind of film that would win an Oscar. Nor the kind of story that is completely new. In fact, you can see what will happen next a mile away. But that’s exactly what’s so powerful about this film. It tells a story that, sadly, is more common than it should. There are no surprises in the plot, but with each new scene you feel more compelled to keep going in the hope that something will be different, that somehow this will tell that same story but with a different, less painful ending. But it won’t. And you will feel as powerless as the parents in the movie.
If you’re a parent, this movie is mandatory. If not, well, see it anyway. Fully recommended.