Sunlight Jr: DVD Review
Released by Madman Home Ent
Matt Dillon, Naomi Watts and The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus star in this grim and depressing drama about a couple barely making the poverty line.
Dillon is Richie, a disabled man who's deeply in love with Melissa (Watts), who works at a local convenience store. Barely getting by on their pitiful income, the pair's life is sent into a spiral when a restraining order on her ex (Reedus in true sleazy style) is lifted, causing problems for the two.
Dreary, grim and gritty, Sunlight Jr makes for ever so slightly depressing watching, save for the fact Dillon and Watts give the film their all and burn brightly within. Capturing the humanity within can be difficult but these two manage to do so and deliver an understated turn that helps you through the bleak film. There's a hope within, but it takes a while to get there, but if you're willing to undergo the journey, Sunlight Jr proves an indie film with a reward.