This is a sad, heartrending film about a father, employed in menial jobs, who can barely put enough food on the table for his two children. It is frightening, even alarming to see children foraging through the garbage for food. I have six grandchildren who are well fed and that's exactly how I want them to be. There was the fact, however,that the father, Bill,very well played by Beau Bridges, was too proud to apply for food stamps and to go to the food pantry for food for his children. This flaw created great conflict in that his children too often went hungry.
The children Willa, played by Jenna Malone, and Robbie, played by Shelton Dane, put in excellent performances.
This film will tug at your heart strings. It's well worth the watch.