Sunlight Jr. is an American 2013 drama movie starring Norman Reedus, Naomi Watts, Matt Dillon presented on DVD.
Where there's sunlight, there's hope.
Melissa and Richie live below the poverty line and surviving on Richie's monthly disability check and Melissa's small hourly wage from her job at a convenience store. Desperately poor but very much in love, they are ecstatic when they discover that Melissa is pregnant. But when the restraining order she placed on her obsessive ex-boyfriend, Justin, is lifted, her problems suddenly become magnified.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Laurie Collyer (SHERRYBABY), SUNLIGHT JR. was nominated for Best Narrative Feature at 2013's Tribeca Film Festival. Featuring stand-out performances from Oscar nominees Naomi Watts (THE IMPOSSIBLE, DIANA) and Matt Dillon (CRASH, TO DIE FOR) and rising star Norman Reedus (THE WALKING DEAD) in a menacing, electrifying role, this is indie filmmaking at its very best.
Sunlight Jr. movie reviews
“Though this is an emotionally driven movie, it never drifts into melodrama. Collyer is as pragmatic in her approach as her characters. But it is Dillon and Watts' nuanced portrayals that make "Sunlight's” darkness so appealing." Los Angeles Times
“Incandescent performances by Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon and an unerring grasp of strip-mall-dominated Florida distinguish Sunlight Jr.” Variety
“A compelling portrayal of the grinding life of America's working poor, brought into sharp focus by intense lead performances from Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon.” San Francisco Chronicle
“It’s slightly tough to get onboard with the regal Naomi Watts sporting badly sprayed hair and frosted lipstick; surely there are more flattering shades at the Walgreens?” New York Post
“As Collyer risks caricature—if a caricature of Florida is even possible at this point—Watts and Dillon ease Sunlight Jr. back to more grounded, fundamental truths.” The Dissolve