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For Ellen (15)


A struggling musician takes an overnight long-distance drive in order to fight his estranged wife for custody of their young daughter.

The critical consensus

Modest, fitfully moving.

***(*)(*)Emma Simmonds, The List, 11/02/2013

There are so many long, pregnant silences in So Yong Kim's understated drama that you sometimes wonder if the actors have forgotten their lines.

***(*)(*)Anthony Quinn, The Independent, 14/02/2013

A tremendous performance by Paul Dano is the central virtue of this surprisingly tender film about a separated couple and their fight over their small daughter.

****(*)Andrew Pulver, The Guardian, 14/02/2013

About as enjoyable as frustration and loneliness can be.

***(*)(*)Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies, 14/02/2013

Awkward, spartan storytelling from Korean director So Yong Kim that captures the tender heart of family bonds.

***(*)(*)David Parkinson, Empire Online, 14/02/2013

This is mumblecore stuff with touching, truthful moments.

Philip French, The Observer, 17/02/2013

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General release. Check local listings for show times.

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