Overture Films | Release Date: March 14, 2008
Summary: Forced out of her home after her boyfriend is arrested, Joleen Reedy needs a place to stay with her 11-year-old daughter, Tara. She turns for help to her younger brother, James--a simple and overly trusting man who doesn't hesitate to welcome them into his modest rental apartment. Almost as soon as she moves in, however, Joleen hits the road with another man. Utterly ill-equipped to be the sole guardian of an adolescent girl, James does his best to make his distraught niece happy. But before long, things spin out of control: He loses his job, and Tara is put into foster care. That's when James makes a fateful decision that will bring his life full circle and force him to face his demons. He takes off with Tara, and the two assume new identities as father and daughter. What starts out as a ploy to evade authorities takes on a deeper significance as James strives to become the dad Tara never had and for the first time finds a true purpose in life. But when their road trip takes them to the Utah farm where James grew up, old wounds reopen between James and his father, whose emotionally abusive and sometimes violent ways have changed little since James was a boy. (Overture Films)
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Runtime: 101 min
Rating: Rated R for language and a scene of violence.
Production: Infinity Features Entertainment
Genres: Drama
Countries: USA, Canada
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jul 8, 2008
Director Credit
Bill Maher Director
Writer Credit
Zac Stanford Written By
Principal Cast Credit
AnnaSophia Robb Tara
Charlize Theron Joleen
Nick Stahl James
Cast Credit
Alexandra Fox Darlene
Callum Keith Rennie Will
Deborra-Lee Furness Danni
Dennis Hopper Mr. Reedy
George Grassick Cop #1
Jean Freeman Mrs. Bergen
Ken Mitchell Mr. Bergen
Lori Ann Kennedy Foster Care Worker
Mathew St. Patrick Detective Woll
Mike Ennis Cop #2
Troy Skog Warren
Woody Harrelson Randall
Producer Credit
A.J. Dix Producer
Anthony Rhulen Executive Producer
Beth Kono Producer
Charlie Mason Executive Producer
Charlize Theron Producer
J.J. Harris Producer
Justin Moore-Lewy Executive Producer
Michael Stirling Executive Producer
Rob Merilees Producer
Stephen Onda Line Producer
William Shively Executive Producer