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A loving mother struggling with her failings as a responsible parent is forced to examine her ethical boundaries in this independent drama from director Bryan Wizemann. Angela (Lauren Ambrose) is a single parent in her early thirties who looks after her eight-year-old daughter Sunny (Audrey Scott) while holding down two jobs in Las Vegas. Angela clearly cares for her daughter, but she has a hard time keeping a decent job, and her appetite for alcohol, drugs, and men occasionally leads her into bad decisions that set a regrettable example for her child. One of the few upsides to Angela's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This often feels like a European art movie in its naturalistic detail and propulsive editing, though writer-director Bryan Wizemann localizes this style with resourceful location work and sharp, idiomatic dialogue."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"A sad, wrenching but admirably unsentimental film about the bravery of the human condition that truly deserves a bigger audience."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"A slow wade through not-exactly-fresh waters."
‑ Matt Pais, RedEye
"This is a chilling and illuminating film. Too bad the ending feels hollow."
‑ Stuart Henderson, PopMatters
"A showy vehicle for producer-star Lauren Ambrose, whose emotionally volatile character comes off as unsympathetic and practically bipolar, the overly contrived, hard-to-swallow script undermines viewer compassion."
‑ Alissa Simon, Variety
"The film's final panorama is a beauty and a marvel, a horizon where light may just be breaking, where traffic lights may stay green, where day is promised over the glittering, populated horizon."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"Ambrose delivers a powerful, heartfelt performance."
‑ Radheyan Simonpillai, NOW Toronto
"The movie is a minefield of potential calamities that will have every audience member with an ounce of a protective instinct on the edge of his or her seat."
‑ Steve Schneider, Orlando Weekly
"It's a worthwhile recession-era drama built around a terrific performance."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"Many viewers will lack the emotional fortitude (or cinematic masochism?) to withstand About Sunny. But for those who can, there is, at the center of its interminable sadness, a beautiful portrait of the sacrifice a mother will make for her child."
‑ Scott Wold, Paste Magazine
"Lauren Ambrose has a career-high turn in Think of Me, writer-director Brian Wizemann's smart, suspenseful, intimate film."
‑ Kim Voynar, Movie City News
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