A woman's life is turned upside down when her criminal parents invite an outsider to join them on a major heist they're planning.
I have watched this movie once. This was on .
A struggling family bend their morals and scams the system to survive. This is a wonderfully odd movie. It has Wes Andserson-inspired characters but is set in the modern world. The misfortunate and penniless family we follow is full of character and are upbeat, contrasting with their gloomy situation.
There is odd physical comedy – which first appears out of context, then the punchline is revealed. There is their bizarre dress sense. There are weird names and strange scenarios.
Evan Rachel Wood plays a quiet role as she breaks free from her parents to form her own oddball relationship. Richard Jenkins steals the show as the hopefully opportunistic father, barely holding the family together.
There are so many small moments but they add up and reflect on each other throughout. Contrary to the characters and their situation, the overall tone of the movie is oddly optimistic.