A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.
BBFC: Contains moderate violence, language, brief sexual threat, injury detail
Jeannette Walls grew up in a family of nomads led by an eccentric father. They moved to a new place every few months as their father encouraged them to believe their life was a glorious adventure, to disctract from the poverty and instability. Inspired by his joyful, wild nature, Jeannette would go on to carve out a successful life for herself on her own terms.