I recall a symposium at the Cato Institute in Washington where the speaker encouraged people to have more children because, he felt, the widely touted challenge of being a parent is overstated. How children turn out is largely a matter of genetics, the argued.
Compare this film to "Mud" and even "Hud".
Tye Sheridan says that the original script intended that his character to be a smoker, but that was cut back, although the adults are chain smoking most of the time.
Pictures: new Bastrop, TX, after 2011 wildfire, my trip in Nov. 2011.