Flutter

Synopsis: Johnathan is a nine-year-old boy who loves sea monsters, and his 300 lb. pet pig, named Wee Wee. Unlike most kids, Johnathan has nystagmus, which makes his eyes "flutter." He also suffers from severe narrow angle glaucoma; an acute condition that if untreated can lead to permanent blindness. JoLynn cares for Johnathan alone while her singer/songwriter husband David travels in search of his big break. To treat Johnathan, she grows hydroponic marijuana to relieve the painful intraocular pressure Glaucoma causes. She cooks the marijuana into brownies and feeds them to him in secret. David's parents, Mark and Linda, live nearby and provide for JoLynn and Johnathan as best they can on a fixed income. Linda is highly critical of JoLynn's ability to raise Johnathan. During her son's absence, Johnathan has become more undisciplined than Linda would like. While Mark tries to keep the peace, he is torn between his wife and their daughter-in-law, who he loves deeply. When JoLynn discovers that Li
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Eric Hueber
Production: Xlrator Media
  2 wins.
 
IMDB:
5.9
Rotten Tomatoes:
60%
NOT RATED
Year:
2014
96 min
Website
23 Views


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It's coming for us, Captain!

It has eyes

as big as basketballs.

It can see everywhere,

even in the pitch black water.

It has a beak

like Mom's parakeets,

but a thousand times bigger,

that can cut you right in half,

and eight legs that can

rip a blue whale's head off,

and tentacles that feed it

to its beak.

If it gets me, I'm toast.

If it gets you,

you're a bacon sandwich.

Watch out, Captain!

The leviathan has the ship!

We're going under, Wee Wee!

Hey, Johnathan?

- Johnathan.

- What?

Man, I told you to check

the traps, not go swimming.

- We went fishing.

- You can't fish underwater.

- And who is we?

- Me and Wee Wee.

Don't molest that pig, and go

get ready for school, please.

Naw. Take your medicine.

Mm-mm! All of it.

Come on.

Chew it up.

I wanna see it gone.

Linda!

- Hello.

- You have a collect call from...

Caller, say your name.

- David.

- Do you accept?

Yes.

Hey, Dad.

Is Jo there?

No, she's not.

Would you like me

to give her a message?

No, never mind.

I wrote her a letter.

When are you gonna come home

and take care

of your business, son?

Okay, well, uh...

I gotta go.

- I'll try it later then.

- Listen to me, if you...

So what do you want

to study in school today?

Sea monsters.

Sea monsters are not a subject.

Let's do math instead.

Okay.

I'm nine years old,

and you're 27.

Yes, sir.

That means you were 18

when you had me.

Yeah, well, let's not

do math today either.

Why don't we study science?

We can do dinosaurs.

How about prehistoric

sea creatures?

Okay, fine.

So long as they're real.

Which one's this?

Predator X, which is

a pliosaur with 12-inch teeth.

So was that the baddest

creature in the ocean?

Some people say this one's

the baddest, a megalodon.

But pliosaurs are cooler

than sharks,

and the megalodon

only had 8-inch teeth.

Do you think there

was really an asteroid

that killed them

like that book says?

I guess so.

Well, you know,

I think that's dumb.

I don't think an asteroid

can destroy everything

that's on the whole planet.

I don't even think

a nuclear bomb can do that.

We dropped a couple of those

on Japan in World War II,

and it didn't do nothing.

I still got a radio from the 90s

that was made in Japan.

But they say that asteroid

was a million times stronger

than an atom bomb.

- Hey, hombre!

- What's up, Curtis?

What's up, buddy?

- Hey, Curtis.

- Hi, Jo.

- We got a question for you.

- Okay.

What do you think

killed the dinosaurs?

Well, there was a polar shift,

and Earth's magnets

got reversed.

It went from being 80 degrees

to like 500 degrees

in the shade,

and they all melted

and became tar.

That's where oil comes from.

Fossil fuels.

Now we fight wars over

dead dinosaurs... and drugs.

- Probably right about that.

- I totally am.

Let me guess.

You want a yellow one?

Yes, and some birdseed, please.

You know, you don't have to

buy the parakeet, Curtis.

I know, but you know

what they say.

When in Rome, do as Romans do.

Sh*t in the pope's hat.

Something like that.

Well, here's your, uh, medicine.

- Thank you, Doc.

- Mm-hmm.

The FDA would not approve.

But screw 'em.

This is a pilgrimage.

- What's a pilgrimage?

- Precisely.

This day in modern medicine

has made the pilgrimage

an anachronism.

Kind of like a spider

or something? A tarantula?

No, yeah, an old one that's

out of fashion, lost its touch.

How many birds you got now?

Just this one.

And just a little

something extra for...

I don't take money

for the medication.

- Extra for the beautiful...

- I don't do that.

It's for the beautiful

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