Written and directed by Laurie Collyer, Sunlight Jr. stars Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Norman Reedus and Tess Harper.
Quickie-mart employee Melissa (Watts) and boyfriend Richie (Dillon) are poor but very much in love. Living in a Florida motel and supported by Melissa’s small hourly wage and Richie’s monthly disability check, they are nevertheless thrilled to learn that Melissa is pregnant. When Melissa’s abusive ex begins sniffing around, her job is threatened and the couple faces eviction, their tenuous financial situation threatens to bring their modest but happy life crashing down. Lacking the resources and support to nurture their young family, Melissa and Richie face difficult decisions that their love may not be able to survive.