LULLABY

GenreComedy, Drama
DirectorsAndrew Levitas
CastGarrett Hedlund, Richard Jenkins, Amy Adams, Anne Archer, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Jessica Barden
CountriesUSA
Production year2014
Running time01:57


Description

Jonathan returns home for the first time in 5 years. He returns in order to console his dying father, Robert, who wants nothing more than to be surrounded by his family before he asks his doctor to unplug his life support. Frustrated and saddened by the inevitable death of his father and confused by his broken relationships with his sister and ex-girlfriend, Jonathan must learn to cope, to mourn and to ask for forgiveness. In the midst of fixing relationships from his past, he also finds a kindred spirit in Meredith, a young girl of only 17 – who is dying of bone cancer. Though faced with scary future, Meredith is able to offer friendship that Jonathan stopped offering to his own family. Though torn apart by distance, Jonathan’s family must come together and move past their differences in order to console one another, grow individually and mourn the death of their beloved father.

Plot outline

In the vein of The Descendants, acclaimed fine artist Andrew Levitas writes and directs this romantic, life-affirming drama. Filled with considerable comedic beats, LULLABY explores the power of life, its transformative moments and reconnections between loved ones. Estranged from his family, Jonathan receives word that his father, Robert, who has been fighting illness for over a decade has chosen to take his own life in less than 48 hours. What follows is an unexpected journey of love, laughter, and forgiveness.