Wealthy couple Pierce Brosnan and Susan Sarandon struggle to come to terms with the death of their son in a horrific road accident.

There’s friction when dad seems to be grieving less than mum, while their younger son (Johnny Simmons) is frozen, but the drama really kicks in when the lad’s troubled classmate (Carey Mulligan) moves in with them after she says she’s pregnant with his child.

The subject of loss is well-handled here, providing thoughtful ideas and intelligent dialogue as well as plenty of emotional moments. The film’s hard, even painful to watch at times, but it’s a highly effective tearjerker thanks to the quality acting and writing.