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Cast: Amy Adams, Terrence Howard, Anne Archer, Garrett Hedlund, Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Findlay, Richard Jenkins
Estranged from his family, Jonathan receives word that his father, Robert, has chosen to take himself off life support in less than forty-eight hours. What follows is an unexpected journey of love, laughter, and forgiveness.
"Lullaby" centers on the Lowenstein family. The father, Robert is very sick with cancer and is in the hospital. His wife Rachel is by his side. Robert has made the decision to be taken off the machine that is keeping him alive in 48 hours so the couple's two children are called. Karen their daughter and Jonathan their son. Jonathan did not take the news of his dad being sick very well 12 years ago, the doctors at the time gave Robert only six months to live but some how he has managed to stay alive for all this time but Jonathon is still having a hard time coping with it all.
That sets the stage for a drama that is a roller coaster ride of emotions. The film may not be perfect but it is a pretty solid story about the passing of a loved one and the feeling you get from it as you think about where you are in your own life. Amongst the tears there are a few light moments in the film as well which gives way to a few much needed laughs here and there. Talking about the plot and the characters too much would only ruin the viewing experience so I am not going to spoil anything here but I will say that I did enjoyed this film very much.
Even though the film is not perfect the amazing cast makes it that much better, Richard Jenkins who I believe is one of the best and most under-rated actors around is stellar as Robert but Jenkins is not alone in the film. This is an all-star cast that includes, Amy Adams, Terrence Howard, Anne Archer, Garrett Hedlund, Jennifer Hudson and Jessica Findlay. Each and everyone play important characters in the film and they all gives fantastic performances. I must mention first time Writer/Director, Andrew Levitas as well here. This is a pretty impressive debut and I look forward to seeing he has coming out next.
"Lullaby" is a touching film that will hit home to everyone that ever lost a loved one, if you like a good drama then I recommend checking this one out.
Available on DVD now, you can order it HERE.
Released by Arc Entertainment
*** 3/4 Out Of *****