Janet Sharrock and Buddha Barnes, along with their five adult children, form a blended, neurodiverse family. They’re average, working-class people doing their best to deal with life’s mundane, everyday ups-and-downs.
But their ability to cope and see the world as a wide expanse of sky and stars is anything but average. With too many pets and unpaid bills, they work with what they have, recognize how small they are in the vast universe, and realize they’re better off dealing with things together.
“We’re always in the shit, it’s just the depth that varies.” Life is chaotic and hard, things don’t always work out, terrible tragedy, trauma and setbacks befall them but life is also too wonderful and too short to waste. Where some see lack, they see luck and dream of bigger things than society expects of them.
'Moving documentary that questions the notion of worth. This is a lovely family, and spending time with them is the greatest gift this film can give.'