Palmer (Apple TV+)

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Apple TV+: January 29, 2021
Running time: 1h 51m
Genre: Drama

Former high-school football star Eddie Palmer (Justin Timberlake) went from hometown hero to convicted felon, earning himself 12 years in a state penitentiary. He returns home to Louisiana, where he moves back in with Vivian (June Squibb), the grandmother who raised him. While trying to keep his head down and rebuild a quiet life for himself, Palmer is haunted by memories of his glory days and the suspicious eyes of his small town community.

Things become more complicated when Vivian's hard-living neighbor Shelly (Juno Temple) disappears on a prolonged bender, leaving her precocious and unique seven-year-old son Sam (Ryder Allen), often the target of bullying, in Palmer's reluctant care. In time, Palmer is drawn into a more hopeful world as he forges a connection with Sam through their shared experience of being made to feel different by those around them. Life improves for Palmer, and a romance develops between him and Sam’s teacher Maggie (Alisha Wainwright). An inspiring and unexpected journey unfolds for the three of them, but soon Palmer’s past threatens to tear apart this new life.

Director: Fisher Stevens
Studio: Apple TV+
Producer(s): Sidney Kimmel, Charles B. Wessler, John Penotti, Charlie Corwin, Daniel Nadler, Charles Wessler
Cast: Justin Timberlake, June Squibb, Juno Temple, Alisha Wainwright, Ryder Allen, Charmin Lee, Wynn Everett
Writer(s): Cheryl Guerriero
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