What They Had

This heartfelt and funny debut feature from writer/director Elizabeth Chomko showcases some of the best actors working today. Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home to Chicago, persuaded by her brother (Michael Shannon) to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe Danner) who has Alzheimer’s, and her father’s (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together. Bridget struggles to make sense of a lifetime of family conflict, and long-simmering resentments bubble to the surface. (R, 101 mins)

“The cast is exceptional, the performances are extraordinary, the writing and direction are heartfelt, and the film is, consequently, stirring, frequently funny and consistently affecting.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“One of the year’s best indie dramas, one that should hit home with a wide range of viewers sure to relate to the achingly authentic family dynamics on display.” – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times