Sunlight Jr.


Quickie-mart employee Melissa and boyfriend Richie are poor but very much in love. Living in a Florida motel on Melissa’s small paychecks and Richie’s monthly disability check, they are nevertheless thrilled to learn that Melissa is pregnant. When her job is threatened and the couple
faces eviction, Melissa and Richie face difficult decisions that their love may not be able to survive. Anchored by impressive performances from Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon, Sunlight Jr. grapples with social issues of poverty and unplanned pregnancy under the harsh light of the hot Florida sun. Laurie Collyer, director of Golden Globenominated Sherrybaby, crafts a sensitive, thoughtful work that brings nuance and sympathy to the real lives of people too often counted as statistics.

Genre: Drama

Director: Laurie Collyer

Writer: Laurie Collyer (Screenplay)

Cast: Matt Dillon
Naomi Watts
Norman Reedus

Running Time: 90 minutes

Release Date: 2013-04-20

Premiere: Tribeca 2013 Premiere

Release: U.S. Release through Samuel Goldwyn Films/ Gravitas Ventures