A Monster Calls
I am currently watching this Netflix flick.
Scenario - a troubled COD (12yo) British kid has a mother fighting cancer, an absent father who lives in LA and has a new family (wife and baby), and has to live with his Maternal GM. GM is stuffy and a PITA, mom is sick, sick, sick, dad is pathetic.
The kid is getting bullied at school and is an artsy type. He is visited in his sleep by a Monster tree who will tell him three stories and then the kid must tell the Monster a story which must be the kid's truth.
I was firmly on team kid until he got bratty and broke his GM's hundred+ YO clock on purpose.
So far, the jury is out on this kid and all of the players.
I am guessing mom dies, GM does not turn out to be all that bad, and dad will have some redemption.
A well made movie... so far.