Thomas Haden Church delivers a haunting performance in this indie drama as a homeless man scuffling to live day to day on the streets of LA.

Church’s heartbreakingly lonely Willie is cajoled by a loathsome preppy (Rhys Wakefield) into fighting other unfortunate homeless people for $50 a bout, but finds a fragile solace in his friendship with legless Iraq War veteran Pinky (Boyd Holbrook) and in his imaginary correspondence with an unknown young girl whose fire-damaged diary he has found.

Things get a tad mawkish and contrived towards the end, but Church’s character’s sad, battered dignity holds the film together.