No Place Like Home
1989
After their apartment burns down, Mike and Zan Cooper (Jeff Daniels and Christine Lahti) move with their two children into the home of Mike's brother, but tension between the families forces them to move on again, and a downward spiral of bad luck soon finds them homeless. While Mike desperately seeks work as an electrician, Zan takes a low-paying job as a waitress, and their son's entanglement with a drug dealer adds to their heavy burdens.

Scott Hardie: “It was ok.”

I expected a depressing movie from the description and subject matter, but this was even more bleak than I thought, approaching Grave of the Fireflies territory. 90 minutes felt like nine hours. I wouldn't recommend it or call it good, but I don't regret seeing it. Lessons: Do not argue with people who take you into their home in a crisis, and always have renter's insurance.

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