Brie Larson may have won an Oscar for her performance in
2015's Room, but she really should have been nominated for her work in this small independent film.
She plays Grace, a supervisory mentor in a care home which
deals with emotionally traumatised and troubled teenagers. Haunted by her own past and met with news that she herself is pregnant, she feels compelled to help a new resident to the facility, a
young girl named Jayden with a history of self harm and domestic abuse from the hand of her father.
The final act does descend into melodramatic territory, but
considering this feature was produced with a budget less than $1 million, it's a fantastic piece of work.