• Who We Are Now (2018)

Who We Are Now

Release Date: May 25th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

Recently released from prison, Beth is working with her public defender to get her son back from her sister, who was awarded legal custody while Beth was incarcerated for 10 years. Soon after, Beth forms an unlikely alliance with Jess, an idealistic young protégé of the public defense team who decides to take on Beth's cause whether she likes it or not.

Cast: Julianne Nicholson, Emma Roberts, Zachary Quinto, Jimmy Smits, Jason Biggs, Lea Thompson, Jess Weixler, Carly Brooke

Director: Matthew Newton

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Oriah Entertainment

Keywords: Touching , Son , Rivalry , Car , Pursuit , Love , Sacrifice , Emotional , Intense , Sister , 2010s , Fall

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    Newton’s storytelling is skittish and a bit too on the nose at times, but his palpable generosity toward his cast is rewarded with committed, passionate turns from the ensemble. However, Nicholson, a performer all-too seldom given a chance to lead, is the big door prize here, offering an intricately layered performance that lifts the whole film up a notch. show more

  • 90
    Glenn KennyThe New York Times

    Superbly acted and confidently shot, Who We Are Now delivers substantial dramatic pleasures while posing pertinent questions. show more

  • 91
    David EhrlichIndieWire

    Newton’s film knows that people are always going to be letting themselves (and each other) down, no matter how hard they try, and Nicholson’s unforgettable turn makes it impossible for us to forget it. show more

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