Sunlight Jr.

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Sunlight Jr. is a 2013 American drama film directed by Laurie Collyer and starring Matt Dillon and Naomi Watts.[2] The film is a poignant vignette following a couple expecting their first child. The couple must come to grips with their dire financial situation while in the midst of an unplanned pregnancy and its subsequent challenges.

Sunlight Jr.
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Directed byLaurie Collyer
Written byLaurie Collyer
StarringNaomi Watts
Matt Dillon
Music byJ Mascis
CinematographyIgor Martinovic
Release date
  • April 20, 2013 (2013-04-20) (Tribeca)
  • November 15, 2013 (2013-11-15) (US)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States



According to Rotten Tomatoes, 66% of critics have given the film positive reviews, based on 32 reviews, while the aggregate consensus is "It doesn't offer much in the way of uplift, but Sunlight Jr.'s grim storyline is offset by Laurie Collyer's empathetic screenplay and strong performances from Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon."[3] At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film holds an average score of 61, based on 19 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews."[4]


Award Category Recipient(s) Outcome
Tribeca Film Festival[2] Best Narrative Feature Laurie Collyer Nominated


  1. ^ "Sunlight Jr.: Tribeca Review". Hollywood Reporter. April 22, 2013. Retrieved April 22, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Sunlight Jr". Tribeca. April 19, 2013. Retrieved April 19, 2013.
  3. ^ "Sunlight Jr". Rotten Tomatoes.
  4. ^ "Sunlight Jr". Metacritic.

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