In an effort to escape her murky past and build a better future, Olive (Milla Jovovich), a nomadic European con-artist, and her 10-year-old American-born son, Bobby (Spencer List), find themselves living in Oklahoma. As her top priority, Olive seeks to give Bobby the things she never had: she enrolls him in school, makes him do his homework and tries her hardest to be a good mother, and with the help of an old friend from Oklahoma, Walt (Rory Cochrane), Olive "provides" for Bobby in the only way she knows how. But despite of her efforts (or perhaps because of them) Bobby displays troubling behavior both at his school and in their conservative neighborhood. Things take a turn for the worse after Bobby's unfortunate "run-in" with the local and wealthy businessman Kent (Bill Pullman), and Olive's criminal past finally catches up with her, forcing her to make the toughest judgment of all.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
[Its] downfall was ensured by a leading lady who will always be more credible chasing zombies than the American dream.Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 09.27.2012
Milla Jovovich delivers an over-the-top peformance in this melodramatic tale of an immigrant con artist and her juvenile delinquent son.Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, 09.27.2012
The script, by first-time director Famke Janssen, condescends to the heartland, and minor roles collapse to stereotype.Marsha McCreadie, Village Voice, 09.25.2012
Actress Famke Janssen wrote and directed this half-spiky, A-for-effort dramedy about a grifter mom struggling to raise her preteen son on the road.Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, 09.27.2012