Are things always that clear?
This emotional film is inspired by true events, and takes you on a roller-coaster of feelings, so grab the box of tissues. Writer/director Mike Binder (Reign Over Me) tells the story of a grandfather versus an entire family for the custody of their grandchild.
After an RTA people have died and one of them was the wife of Elliot Anderson (Kevin Costner, Field of Dreams). The pair of them have been looking after their daughters child Eloise (Jillian Estell, So this is Christmas). They have been Eloise’s guardians since their daughter died in childbirth at just seventeen, without her parents there, as she hid her pregnancy from the pair of them.
The Anderson’s are well off as Elliot is a lawyer and Eloise wants for nothing, but it was her grandmother that did the day to day care and it is Eloise who has to instruct Elliot how to care for her and do the simple tasks of hair brushing and getting her to school.
Elliot has taken a leave of absence from his job to care for Eloise, but his funds won’t last forever. And when her grades start to fall he brings in a tutor, Duvan Araga (Mpho Koaho, Saw VI) to help his puppy (Eloise) and also teach him a thing or two. Things are going well until Eloise’s other grandparent decides that her granddaughter would be better served by living with her and all her other cousins. Rowena Jeffers (Octavia Spencer, Insurgent) is a stubborn and outspoken women who won’t take no for an answer, so she calls in her lawyer Jeremiah Jeffers (Anthony Mackie, The Hurt Locker) who wants to be aggressive about getting custody for the family. But it is when the natural father Reggie Davis (André Holland, 42) of Eloise resurfaces from his crack den things start to go wrong.
As Elliot hits the scotch bottle harder and harder how will he win the custody of the granddaughter he love so much?
Get the hankies out, this will pull at your heartstrings as this has a stellar cast that will take you through all the emotions of a fight for something you love, and rest assured Jillian Estell will be a star.
Sometimes articulating is not always the best policy.
This isn’t about black and white, alright. This is about right and wrong, alright.