Duration: 108 min.
A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to write about Leland's case. Meanwhile, others affected by the murder, including Becky and her sister, Julie, must contend with their own problems.
bleak, talky, psychological, serious, rough, realistic, clever, emotional, gloomy, compassionate ...
prison, dysfunctional family, murder, teacher, addiction, depression, death, coming of age, violence, mentor, relationships, writer's life, existentialism, life philosophy, loneliness, life & death, mental illness, philosophy, drug addiction, crime, investigation, psychology, dialogue, honest, storytelling ...
contemporary, 21st century
phoenix arizona, italy, california, paris france