Not usual movie fare at all. I read reviews prior, so I knew it wasn't about pedophilia. I stay away from dark movies, even most modern movies because of the darkness. Actually I've lived with too much darkness and drama, so I have no vicarious interest whatsoever !
This peaked my interest because I was one of those unwanted and neglected girls but I was 17 when I met my guy age 27, like this. He tried to show me the good side of life. I recently looked up his Facebook, he died at 70, I'm 60 now. But he had a post against anti-abortionists, asking how many unwanted kids have they adopted ! He saw the horrors of my life firsthand ! As a matter of fact, I remained childless because I never had everything in place to give children a good life.
The way I see this movie is this man life is in crisis, he even wonders if he's a good person. Drowning in his own life, he tries to throw a protective lifeline to the girl. He meets this young girl asking for a cigarette, dressed nearly like a hooker. He tries to warn her it's dangerous to go up to men like that right away. Later he said his kid brother vanished without a trace, they never heard from him again. Another part he says "You pretend to be my older sister, warning me what to watch out for". I think that was his wishing someone had done that for him, now that his life is a mess. Yes it is weird she's age 11, but life doesn't work out in neat boxes either. He said that her family would appreciate her more when she got home.
I can't even try psyco-analyzing a movie. I wasted too much of my life trying to understand crazy and broken people as is. It's like trying to analyze a cesspool...
I give 5 stars for creative plotline and good acting. I am really glad for something different than usual Hollywood trash these days. It reminds me of a European movie, just revealing a slice of life.