Amazing acting. The story is autobiographical so it is what it is. Painful and horrific upbringing of three abused and neglected children. I have never seen Selma Blair act this well. The scene in the bathroom between JLaw and Blair was mesmerizing. JLaw told her whole existence in her facial expressions. And I actually HATED Selma Blair for being entirely oblivious and self absorbed. Lori Petty is an amazing director and story teller. I think the rape scene halted any possibility of theatrical release. I had to keep reminding myself that JLaw was actually 18 when it was filmed and that there were several other people in the room while filming. She was just so vulnerable. Ugh.
Great cast-Clarke Peters (The Wire/Person of Interest/etc,etc,etc), Bokeem Woodbine (3000 Miles from Graceland/Fargo/Spiderman), Chloe Grace Moretz (The Equalizer/If I Stay/Hugo), and some hysterical scenes with David Allen Grier (who co-wrote the screenplay)