Anthony is eight years old and he is going to spend the weekend with his father. His mother Bonnie and stepfather Kyle are going away for the weekend. Walt is a carpenter and he’s down on his luck plus he’s an alcoholic. They are both uneasy about spending the weekend with each other. Walt’s truck breaks down, Anthony doesn’t stay in the truck like he was told to do and Walt’s woodworking tools are stolen. Walt is very unhappy because he has a job for the next week but he needs his tools for the job. Another event is that Walt is locked out of his house because of nonpayment of the rent. Walt will need to stay in Bonnie’s house, drive her car and they also need to see if they can find out who stole the tools.
During his confessions, Anthony usually doesn’t have very much to tell the Priest. He has a LOT after his weekend with Walt. A LOT of things happen and a LOT of things are done that Anthony is usually not involved in!! The bottom line is that Walt and Anthony are having a really good weekend together and bonding even though there are a lot of difficulties. 3 ½* (I liked this movie)
101 min, Comedy directed by Bob Nelson with Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, Maria Bello, Patton Oswalt, Stephen Tobolowsky, Spence Drever, Michael Eklund, Ryan Robbins, Tim Blake Nelson.
Note: Imdb 6.4 out of 10, 90% critic 58% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 3*, Amazon 3.7* out of 5* with 69 reviews,
Special Note: Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia. Jaeden Lieberher was 11 years old when he began this film.