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Ballast
In the cold, winter light of a rural Mississippi Delta township, a man's suicide radically transforms three characters' lives and throws off-balance what has long been a static arrangement among them. Marlee is a single mother struggling to scratch a living for herself and James, her 12-year-old son, who has begun to stumble under drug and violence pressures. So when the opportunity to seek safe harbor at a new home arises, she grabs it, though the property is shared by Lawrence, a man with whom Marlee has feuded bitterly since James' birth. With circumstances thrusting them into proximity, a subtle interdependence and common purpose emerge for Marlee and Lawrence as they navigate grief, test new waters, and tentatively move forward.
Drama
97 min
2008
NR
Warner Bros.
English
VUDU Community
2.3
TOMATOMETER
92%
Cast & Crew
 
Lance Hammer
Lance Hammer
Director
Michael J. Smith, Sr.
Michael J. Smith, Sr.
Lawrence
Jim Myron Ross
Jim Myron Ross
James
Tarra Riggs
Tarra Riggs
Marlee
Johnny McPhail
Johnny McPhail
John
Ventress Bonner
Ventress Bonner
Teen
Jimez Alexander
Jimez Alexander
Teen
Jean Paul Guillory
Jean Paul Guillory
Teen
Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Teen
Marquice Alexander
Marquice Alexander
Teen
Lawrence Jackson
Lawrence Jackson
Teen
Samuel Dobbins
Samuel Dobbins
Ambulance Driver
Nina Parikh
Nina Parikh
Producer
Andrew Adamson
Andrew Adamson
Executive Producer
John J. Hammer
John J. Hammer
Executive Producer
Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson
Executive Producer