Weightless

Release Date: November 9th, 2018

R |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

After his ex-wife goes missing, a reclusive man must raise his estranged and obese son, attracting unwelcome attention from his small-town community while disrupting his own quiet existence.

Cast: Alessandro Nivola, Julianne Nicholson, Johnny Knoxville, Eli Haley, Marc Menchaca, Siobhan Fallon, Sean Meehan, William Hill

Director: Jaron Albertin

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Smuggler Films

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Wendy IdeScreen International

    The feature debut from music promo and commercials director Jaron Albertin is, as you would expect, a stylistically assured piece of work. But this tale of a father with mental health issues who finds himself suddenly responsible for a son he has never met is also unexpectedly restrained dramatically. show more

  • 63
    Simi HorwitzFilm Journal International

    Weightless is a bleak slice-of-life movie that’s tightly focused and stylistically cohesive. The narrative is not without interest and the film’s atmospheric mood is effective. But ultimately its slow pacing (unremittingly so) grows tedious and the ending is a non-ending. show more

  • 50
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Though hardly a failure, the serious-minded work is less affecting than it might've been, relying sometimes on hints that are needlessly ambiguous and on symbols that don't quite click. show more

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