Ellen Foster ★★½

This is another movie where Jean Malone plays an 11-year-old struggling through child abuse. I hated the mother. And the girl isn't very compelling since she doesn't take very well care of her dying mother, but she's just struggling.

I just watched the movie and I have to say that it is low-quality, cloying, and a bit dull. Jena Malone's acting seems to save that.