Fired from her job, broke and with her judgement clouded by too many vodka shots, Julia hits rock bottom and hatches a reckless plan to kidnap the 8 year-old grandson of a wealthy businessman and hold the boy to ransom. But she finds herself totally unprepared for life as a fugitive with a terrified child in tow, and events soon spiral wildly out of control. With both the authorities and a brutal criminal gang on her tail, a desperate Julia finds herself locked in a deadly fight for survival.
A full on performance from Tilda in Julia as her character goes from bad to worse. A born survivor she seems to go from one crisis to another, attracting trouble and bad relationships on the way. This vicious circle does make for entertaining if repetitive viewing. The standout performance from Swinton manages to keep you interested despite the bleak outlook and long running time.