Laura (Vera Farmiga) is a bundle of neuroses, so afraid of abandonment she can’t resist adopting every stray animal she sees. Her wayward father, Jack (Oscar-winner Christopher Plummer), barely a presence in her childhood, now finds himself kicked out of his senior-care facility for dealing weed.
“Wonderful. The irresistible Christopher Plummer is simply great. Vera Farmiga is glorious. A wry, funny, smart and very human story with a great ensemble cast. Not to be missed.” – John Hammond, Deadline
Her teen son, Henry (Lewis McDougall), got expelled from school for making lewd portraits of the teachers. Sounds like this family needs a therapeutic road trip! Soon, Laura, Jack, and Henry are cruising from Seattle to Los Angeles so Jack can move in with Laura’s sister JoJo (Kristen Schaal), on the condition that Jack pays Henry’s private school tuition. To make this funding possible, Jack meets up with some aging-hippie pals (Christopher Lloyd and Peter Fonda) along the way to secretly unload his epic marijuana stash, resulting in some unexpected reunions with old friends and family. This quintessentially American story of an estranged family struggling to connect is infused with new life by writer/director Shana Feste, who coaxes edgy, against-type performances from her stellar cast. An endearing comedy/drama, Boundaries shows how the most dysfunctional families can find new ways to heal, even if they’re all traveling in opposite directions. (Dir. by Shana Feste, 2018, USA, 104 mins., Rated R)
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