This Is Where We Live (2013)

Genres - Drama  |   Release Date - Nov 22, 2013 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A Texas handyman establishes an unexpected bond with a cerebral palsy patient in this quiet independent drama starring Homeland's Marc Menchaca. Diane Sutton (C.K. McFarland) is a proud mother who doesn't allow her chronic health issues from preventing her from caring for her 25-year-old son August (Tobias Segal), who has cerebral palsy, and her aging husband Bob (Ron Hayden), who's beginning to experience the effects of Alzheimer's disease. Her adult daughter Lainey (Frankie Shaw) isn't much help, so when supermarket shelf-stocker Diane ignores her doctor's advice to lighten her physical workload, an accident involving August prompts her to hire Noah Warden (Marc Menchaca) to build a wheelchair ramp for the from porch. During the course of his work, Noah manages to forge a connection with August -- despite the latter's inability to speak -- and later accepts the family's invitation to dinner in their home. Throughout the course of the meal Noah recognizes that Diane is overwhelmed by her responsibilities, so when she approaches him afterward with an offer for part-time work caring for August he readily accepts. Later, as Noah and August discover that they have more in common than either could have ever anticipated, the benevolent hired hand starts to get a new perspective on the personal demons that have plagued him for years.