Abbie Cornish plays a single mother caught in emotional quicksand after losing her job and custody of her son. Desperate to earn cash for her custody battle, she makes the daring choice to help smuggle illegal immigrants over the border.
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Beautifully restrained storytelling that's warm, subtle and moving. Abbie Cornish puts in a stellar performance here as a woman at the bottom of the wage line undone by her own botched scheming and is clearly one to watch. The camera work and sound design are well suited and it's nice to see an immigration tale that's not overly sentimental or condescending. 3.5 stars