When PJ Lee's (Tom Guiry) father (John Heard) is arrested for vehicular manslaughter, it's just the icing on the cake for a teen whose life is already difficult, thanks to a broken home and dysfunctional relationships.
In short order, PJ gets fired, has a falling out with his girlfriend (America Ferrera) and is kicked out of the family home.
Through it all, however, the film -- which earned a Grand Jury nod at the Sundance Film Festival -- manages to strike a hopeful tone.
Quietly absorbing and incisive, this drama in which even the most minor character registers as a full, complicated presence a person who deserves his or her own movie. Owen Gleiberman --Entertainment Weekly