A streetwise teenage runaway is on the lam from her Probation Officer. Her name is Jacquelyn (18) but if you call her anything but JACK, she’ll cut you. Needing to lay low, earn money and gain adequate stability to rescue her 12 year old sister, COKE, from Foster care, Jack cons her way into a suburban home as live-in helper for their autistic 10 year old daughter, GLORY.
Much to her surprise, Jack has a unique ability to connect with the little girl. As she positively impacts Glory, the family impacts Jack. Particularly KAY, Glory’s mother. As these two scrappy survivors find an affinity with each other, Kay finds in Jack a daughter she can talk to. When romantic sparks fly between Jack and Glory’s 17 year old brother, ROBERT, we see a group of wounded people poignantly and surprisingly begin to heal each other just a little bit.
But the law catches up, the truth comes out, and Jack is forced to make a choice... save her own hide, or save someone else.
Starring AnnaSophia Robb Famke Janssen Scott Cohen Israel Broussard Taylor Richardson Sophia Anne Caruso John D’Leo
Directed by Janet Grillo
Written by Jennifer Deaton
Produced by Stefan Nowicki, Joey Carey, Morgan White & Lucy Mukerjee-Brown
Edited by Jim Curtis Mol
Director of Photography Hillary Spera
Music by Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans
Production Designer Jimena Azula
Costume Designer Mirren Gordon-Crozier
Casting by Henry Russell Bergstein, Allison Estrin, Jennifer Smith, Tricia Wood, Deborah Aquila
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