“Beautifully cast and acted, smartly written, done with excruciating care.” – Michael Washington, Chicago Tribune
Academy Award ® winners Billy Bob Thornton (Best Writing, Sling Blade, 1997), Holly Hunter (Best Actress in a Leading Role, The Piano, 1994), Morgan Freeman (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Million Dollar Baby, 2004) and Golden Globe ® nominee Kirsten Dunst (Best Actress in a Limited Series, Fargo, 2015) star in the gripping, emotionally charged story of a paroled murderer's search to reconcile a single, spontaneous moment in his past that changed the course of his life forever.
Manual Jordan (Thornton) is a convicted murderer who is unexpectedly released from prison after serving a 22-year sentence for killing a store clerk in a failed robbery attempt. Haunted by his past and seemingly lost in the present, Manual is drawn back to his old neighborhood. There he encounters three people that hold the key to his redemption: a self-destructive young woman (Dunst), an enigmatic inner-city man (Freeman) and the older sister (Hunter) of the boy he killed.