Winslet plays Adele, a single mother, in this drama written and directed by Jason Reitman. A fugitive from prison forces Adele to take him back to her house to care for his injuries. The fugitive, Frank (Josh Brolin), gradually reveals what sent him to prison and he and Adele end up falling in love. On the character:
She is a woman who has a gigantic heart, and, certainly in her past, it beat much fuller and faster. I felt very strongly that through Frank and falling in love with him some of those sides of her would come back to life a little bit.