Fourteen-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry – a housewife and a golf pro – living a seemingly idyllic life in 1960s Montana.
His family’s carefully constructed façade is about to come crashing spectacularly down however, when Jerry loses his job and his sense of purpose. In an attempt to restore his pride, Jerry takes off for the summer to help fight the wildfires raging near the Canadian border, a life-threatening job, for very little pay. An angry and bereft Jeanette must quickly learn to fend for herself, and does so with gusty, challenging cultural expectations and taking a quietly bewildered Joe along for the ride.
'One of the best roles and performances of Mulligan's career.' Guardian