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An alcoholic human resources worker with a prostitute fetish is dragged down by the growing anger of his disheveled uncle and embittered cousin in director Paul Bojack's simmering and deliberate thriller. The company that Jimmy (Henry LeBlanc) is downsizing, and in between bouts of heavy boozing and kinky encounters with a local prostitute, Jimmy recently provided some invaluable help to his ailing Uncle Hodge (Al Rossi). Despite Jimmy's noble intentions, however, the seemingly-inconsequential favor that he performed for his Uncle Hodge has unexpectedly become the catalyst for a bitter… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Arthouse audiences who welcome challenging material will find sustenance in film's fractured narrative and unflinching characterizations."
‑ Peter Debruge, Variety
"Resilience moves at a slow, realistic pace, drawing viewers into the story by revealing tiny pieces of it rather than spoon-feeding the audience its plot."
‑ Doug Brunell, Film Threat
"Paul Bojacks dour examination of unexamined lives is a slow-burning morality tale simmering with self-interest."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"It hurts to rag on something with such a micro-budget, but writer-director Paul Bojack's overlay of stories runs on empty."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Village Voice
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