This film is based off the novel of the same name written by Jeannette Wells which tells the story of her childhood. Brie Larson plays the part of Jeannette , Woody Harrelson plays her father Rex, and Naomi Watts plays her mother Rose Mary. Rex is an alcoholic who cannot keep a job. The family is often moving in order to stay a step ahead of the bill collectors making it hard on Jeannette and her brother and sisters. Rose Mary is an artist and happy to follow her husband wherever life takes them. Jeannette has grand dreams of a better life and hopes to escape her family.

Woody Harrelson and Brie Larson deserve Oscar nominations for their roles. The movie was well put together and the story was well told. The directing was good and the acting was fantastic.

I give it 3 1/2 out of 4 stars.

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