Sunlight Jr. Reviews

July 12, 2017
Sunlight Jr. has the heart in the right place but comes up short in many regards.
November 30, 2013
Sobering, depressing and tedious, filled with far too much unresolved adversity and overwhelming despair to be recommended as 'entertainment.'
November 24, 2013
The movie consequently suffers from a lack of emotional resonance that's both unfortunate and disastrous...
November 22, 2013
The well-intentioned film can't overcome a screenplay that feels more contrived as the problems pile up for the couple.
November 19, 2013
There are two intensely professional performances at the heart and soul of Sunlight Jr., from A-minus list actors fully investing themselves in bringing the gloom, playing their characters' distresses subtler than Collyer's screenplay presents them.
November 14, 2013
Despite the intensity of their performances, Ms. Watts and Mr. Dillon are only fleetingly convincing as these desperate young Americans trying to maintain a foothold.
November 14, 2013
while authentic and poignant, it's hardly a revelation
November 14, 2013
Empathy for the all-too-real plight of the working poor drives this heavy but bold indie. Sadly, though, it falters under the weight of too much drama.
November 14, 2013
Sunlight Jr. is what is often described as a slice-of-life drama, but this one is more of a tiny sliver, and it doesn't leave you with much to chew on.
November 14, 2013
Only those viewers who assume that convenience-store clerks in their 40s enjoy lives of luxury and have limitless options will do much more than shrug in acknowledgement, feeling incredibly grateful not to be stuck in that rut.
November 13, 2013
Instead of reflective, Sunlight Jr. feels calculated -- 90 minutes of cinematic flagellation without the expected profundity.
Top Critic
November 13, 2013
Be forewarned: The depression is inescapable.
November 12, 2013
The one real takeaway here is not that things are tough all over, or that movie stars equate slumming with authenticity; it's that no actor should be asked to do a sexy dance to Crazy Town's "Butterfly." Ever.