Tara (AnnaSophia Robb), has about the worse type of mom you can have. Joleen (Charlize Theron), had her priorities mixed up and cares more for her boyfriend that has just been arrested for pot, then her 12 year old daughter.
In fact so mush so, Joleen places Tara in foster care so Joleen can run away from her problems. James (Nick Stahl), Joleen's brother, feels for Tara and even though his life is screwed up, he helps by breaking Tara out of foster care. As they assume new identities of father and daughter and no where else to go, James reluctantly takes Tara to his father's (Dennis Hopper) ranch that he and Joleen grew up on. But the farm does not bring back happy memories for James. In fact, James own abusive childhood is what makes him more determined to try and change things for Tara and not have her end up like the dysfunctional wrecks he and his sister have become.
Denver & Delilah Films, FilmEngine, WJS, Infinity Features, Icon Productions, Overture Films
Directors: William Maher, Bill Maher
Writer: Zac Stanford
Producers: J.J. Harris, Rob Merilees, Charlize Theron