Director. Destin Cretton
Journalist Jeannette Walls celebrates her engagement to nice guy financial adviser, David. She eventually breaks the happy news to her father Rex and mother Rose Mary, who raised Jeanette and her three siblings in poverty and chaos. Their refusal to share Jeanette's newfound joy catalyses a series of anguished flashbacks that illuminate the destruction wrought by Rex and Rose Mary. As she grows, Jeanette clings onto Rex's fanciful dreams until she can delude herself no longer.