Writer/director Andrew Levitas betrays his roots as an actor in his debut feature Lullaby. He stuffed his script with characters on the verge of death, overly florid speeches, and operatic feelings, and the result is a movie in which nearly every scene feels like an emotional crescendo.
Garrett Hedlund stars as Jonathan Lowenstein, the estranged son of Robert (Richard Jenkins), a terminally ill cancer patient. He returns home for the first time in years because his father wants to turn off the machines keeping him alive. The twentysomething aspiring musician feels lost in life, and as he wrestles with the giant influence his dad...