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All We Had (2016)

All We Had (2016)

Katie HolmesStefania LaVie OwenEve LindleyRichard Kind
Katie Holmes


All We Had (2016) is a English movie. Katie Holmes has directed this movie. Katie Holmes,Stefania LaVie Owen,Eve Lindley,Richard Kind are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2016. All We Had (2016) is considered one of the best Drama movie in India and around the world.

Thirteen-year-old Ruthie Carmichael and her mother, Rita teeter on the edge of poverty, despite Rita working multiple jobs. When their landlord kicks them out, Rita uses her looks to instantly reel in a boyfriend, who takes them in. Before long, Ruthie convinces her mother to leave and they head East in search of a better life. When money runs out and their car breaks down, they find themselves stranded in a small town called Fat River where their luck finally takes a turn. Rita lands a steady job waitressing at the local diner. With enough money to pay their bills, they rent a house and Fat River becomes the first place they call home. Peter Pam, a transgender waitress, becomes Ruthie's closest friend. The townspeople become Ruthie and Rita's family. Into this quirky utopia comes smooth-talking mortgage broker Vick Ward, who entices Rita with a subprime loan. Almost as soon as Rita buys a house their fortunes change. Faced once again with the prospect of homelessness, Rita reverts to...


All We Had (2016) Reviews

  • Katie Holmes will make her mark as Director...but


    This adaptation lacks the depth and solemnity of the source material, Annie Weatherwax's novel of the same title. The opening scenes introduce viewers into the story establishing the main theme of the film of an addict who is trying to make a better life for her 14-year-old daughter but the plot rapidly gets boring. Despite the mediocre screenplay, Katie Holmes delivers as Director and actress; Stefania Owen who plays Rita Carmichael (Holmes) daughter Ruthie also delivers a strong performance. Overall this movie proves that Holmes will be able to make her mark as Director with screenplays worthy to make into a film, unfortunately the screenplay of this movie ruined what could have been a great drama.

  • Indie Marks Holmes' Directorial Debut


    Katie Holmes, as Rita, and Stefania Owen, as Ruthie, are both excellent in their starring roles here as mother and daughter respectively. with Holmes making her feature film directorial debut as well. This is a dark and gritty drama, at times difficult to watch, as Rita proves to be just an awful mother in so many ways, as she drags Ruthie from town to town, ending one bad relationship with a man only to move onto the next one. Their odyssey comes to at least a temporary halt when Rita's car breaks down and they're forced to establish some roots in a town along the way. There's really a top notch cast here with Luke Wilson, Richard Kind, Eve Lindley, and Siobhan Fallon all enhancing the film in supporting roles. To note, there's raw and explicit language throughout the movie and some suggestive sexual scenes as well. Overall, one's rating of this film may hinge on how much the viewer can accept a mother's actions and behavior as part of a dramatic storyline and put one's "judgmental hats" aside. For me, the strong acting, the intensity of the plot elements, and finally the uplifting final parts of the movie made it a fairly decent indie watch.

  • A destitute family finds a new home thanks to kindness and understanding


    Trigger Warning(s): Tooth Extraction | Transphobia Review (with Spoilers) Noted Actor(s) Ruthie (Stefania LaVie Owen) | Marty (Richard Kind) | Rita (Katie Holmes) | Peter Pam (Eve Lindley) Storyline All Rita wanted was for her daughter Ruthie to have a better life than she did. Problem is, Rita doesn't have anything to her name besides a car and a long string of bad relationships. Yet, things maybe looking up. After trying to dine and dash she meets a forgiving man named Marty who gives her a job and from there things were kind of looking up. Though with Rita's history of men, and some already sniffing around her skirt, who knows if her bad pattern will persist or if she will finally do right by Ruthie. Highlights Peter Pam The relationship between Peter Pam (a name I'm not sure is the character's assigned named and chosen name, or what) and Ruthie, as well as her relationship with Marty, I felt was so precious. To the point, you almost wished this movie was about her struggle with being trans, desiring to go to New York, but being ever so fearful about making it. Criticism Good Stories With Weak Development If you look at each individual character, there is an interesting story to tell. With Rita, you have a woman who grew up in the foster system who is probably in no way prepared to be a mother, yet she is trying her best. Of course, her best sometimes may not seem good enough, and she is probably doing more damage to Ruthie than she ever intended, since stability is not part of their lives, but she is trying. Then, switching to Ruthie, she has this mom that has given her a nomad life. One in which she has to steal to survive since her mom rarely has more than a few dollars in her pocket, from doing who knows what. Yet, this isn't the life she wants. She wants to go to school, maybe meet a cute guy and get to know him, friends! But someone has to take care of her mom. She has no one else. A statement which applies both ways. Then with Marty and Peter Pam you have the trans thing and him sticking up for her, and even the characters who aren't necessarily noteworthy, since they don't leave a strong impression, they could have had their stories beefed up to really mean something. That is, rather than this movie, assumingly, trying to make sure every character from its book source being noted and us getting a watered down version of the character. Overall: Mixed (Home Viewing) Like many an ensemble picture, with the film making it seem everyone could be the star, no one gets focused on, nor really developed enough, to have a quality performance. Which isn't to say the characters don't grow and change throughout the film, it is just the focus is so split that you don't get to witness and feel the full emotional weight of it. But, despite saying that, it is always nice to see more trans characters. Lavie Owen seems like she can have a decent career ahead of her and I'm leaving it at that.

  • Very nice for first time director


    I liked all the characters. The actors all acted very nicely. I think Katie turned her best performance yet. I wish it could have been longer. It was a mother daughter story and that is who we learned about the most. I loved the combination of actors you wanted to know more because the performances drew you to them. For a first time director Katie seemed to bring out some hidden talent in Mark Consuelos. Stefania LaVie Owen is believable as Katie's daughter. Richard Kind seems to always turn in really nice performance and Eve Lindley was perfect for her role. Luke Wilson's performance was probably why I gave it a 7 . He good but not as good as the others. I liked the music and the location went with the story. The editing seemed to flow I've watched some independent movies were it seemed choppy or timing between scenes was to slow or to fast. I did not get bored. I watched to the end.

  • Excellent.


    Well, I haven't read the novel...yet. I just watched the movie as I always do, patiently, and I can tell you the acting was great, really top notch from everyone. I don't care how many movies shared a similar plot, I can tell you for sure this one was done right. It's true it's a bit slow at times, but it's understandable. A movie for people who can still feel with their heart, not with stupid super-heroes, not with cgi or something which nowadays appear way too often in movies. For an indie debut movie, excellent.


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