Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, MIDDLE OF NOWHERE follows Ruby, a bright medical student who sets aside her dreams and suspends her career when her husband is incarcerated. As the committed couple stares into the hollow end of an eight-year prison sentence, Ruby must learn to live another life, one marked by shame and separation. But through a chance encounter and a stunning betrayal that shakes her to her core, this steadfast wife is soon propelled in new and often shocking directions of self-discovery--caught between two worlds and two men in the search for herself.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
"Middle of Nowhere" carries the imprimatur of Sundance, but without the dreary stereotypes or self-satisfied politics that can (at times unfairly) characterize its offerings.Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 10.11.2012
This is a tough-minded story of change that happens in almost imperceptibly tiny increments - as true growth so often does in reality.Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, 10.24.2012
Middle of Nowhere explores the contours of loneliness and the boundaries of loyalty in a way that is both artful and emotionally revealing.Claudia Puig, USA Today, 10.18.2012
It is uncommon to see serious adult dramas this moving and accomplished, so attuned to real people and their complex, recognizable emotions, no matter the racial makeup of the characters involved.Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, 10.11.2012