In the 1960s the Brinson family moves around and finds themselves in Montana. Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) loses his job as his wife Jeanette (Carey Mulligan) and teen son Joe (Ed Oxenbould) take on jobs to help out. Jerry decides he is going to fight fires and temporarily leaves his family. Mom, at age 34, finds passion and security with an older man (Bill Camp). Joe is caught in the middle.
In the early 60s, divorce was rare. Growing up in this era, I could count the number of couples I knew who were divorced on one finger. People worked through their problems and infidelities. Jake Gyllenhaal tends to take roles that are odd or boring. This one was no different. While I will grant you some good performances (Ed Oxenbould sucked), the plot went nowhere and the drama didn't do it for me.
Guide: No F-words.
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