Paul Dano’s directorial debut is an intense & sad look at a 1960’s family struggling to make it in a new Montana town. Dad leaves to fight a forest fire, mom reaches out for help in the wrong direction & the son is not sure what to do. Desperate people in horrible situations! B-
-Mr. Movie Reviews
14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of purpose—he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves.