THE NEED FOR REDEMPTION
“At its core, this is a family that was broken. Kate has extreme guilt over Max’s accident, the drinking, and even the stillbirth. Despite trying to get past all of that, John’s still not sure he can trust her, and even blames himself.”– Peter Sarsgaard
SEARCHING FOR A BETTER LIFE
Kate has been on a difficult journey.
She lost a child in childbirth.
She’s an alcoholic.
She almost lost another one of her children because of it.
She’s ready to move on.
EXPECTING ADAPTION TO FIX THINGS
Kate has a gaping hole in her life. She’s trying to heal her marriage and her family. She believes that adoption is a way to heal and draw her family closer together.
THE REAL ENEMIES: GUILT AND LACK OF TRUST
Kate and John have a flawed relationship. Their self-guilt and the lack of trust in each other have driven a wedge between them, which is made much deeper by the arrival of Esther, who exploits Kate’s failings and John’s doubts.