New Year's Day Reviews
This is by no means the happiest film you'll ever see in your life and had I not been a fan of Andrew-Lee potts already, i may never have bought this film at all. But I'm so very glad I did! Despite the depressing premise, there are many moments of real humour as well as some incredibly touching scenes between Jake and the social worker trying to help keep his family together. The ways in which the very different boys learn to cope with their losses is heartbreaking - Steven, with the privileged but distant family life, chooses to cope with indifference and even disdain which eventually proves more harmful than helpful; Jake, from an inpoverished but close knit family, buries himself in caring for his siblings while shouldering the burden of his mother's depression and paranoia.
The acting from every single player is faultless but the highest accolades have to go to the two young leads! Highly recommended!