An escaped convict (Josh Brolin) barges into the home and the lives of a distraught single mother (Kate Winslet) and her morose young son (Gattlin Griffith) in a small New Hampshire community, circa 1987, and soon the mom and the fugitive are canoodling over peach pie – he bakes them with care and even takes the time to play baseball with the kid. Sounds dull and is, despite the attention lavished on the slim, predictable story, adapted by director Jason Reitman from Joyce Maynard’s novel. The most interesting thing about this is the appearance of actress Maika Monroe as Mandy, the new girl in town (111 min.).
Director: Jason Reitman
Producer: Lianne Halfon, Russell Smith, Jason Reitman, Helen Estabrook, Steven Rales, Mark Roybal, Michael Beugg and Jeffrey Clifford
Cast: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire, Clark Gregg, Tom Lipinski, Maika Monroe, J.K. Simmons, James Van Der Beek, Brooke Smith, Dylan Minnette, Brighid Fleming, Alexie Gilmore, Lucas Hedges and Micah Fowler