This is the kind of middle-American thriller I wish they were making more of. Louisa Krause plays a down and out pet store worker struggling to make ends meet. When her 30th birthday comes, she's supposed to get a small inheritance from her wealthy estranged father, which she thinks will turn her life around. But when she shows up to claim the money, she discovers that daddy's cut her out of his will. What follows is a tragicomic look at love, family and addiction.
What really stood out to me was the dialogue, which felt so specific and real, and the actors, who nailed their parts. Chelcie Ross really nails it as Debbie's father, afflicted with alzheimers, torn between the fantasy and real life of his daughter. This is a smart little crime drama that gets to the heart of issues like poverty and addiction, all while keeping the story moving quick! And shot on location in Michigan no less! Impressive!