Synopsis by Kaitlin Elise Miller
Doting white parents (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) question how well they really know their picture-perfect African son Luce after his high school teacher Ms. Wilson (Octavia Spencer) raises suspicions about his behavior. Luce is the picture of an American success story, becoming valedictorian and a track star after being adopted from the war-torn country of Eritrea, but perhaps he isn't as well-adjusted as his parents expect. Directed by Julius Onah. Adapted by Onah and JC Lee from Lee's own play of the same name.
adoption, high-school, parenthood, past, POW (Prisoner of War), trauma