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A man finds himself caught in the middle of a love affair gone sour in this drama from British filmmaker Jamie Thraves. One morning, for no clear reason, Tom (Tom Fisher) leaves his home in Birmingham, abandoning his wife and kids to make his way to London where he lives on the streets. After a run-in with a gang of teenage thugs, Tom ends up in a hospital emergency room, where he meets Aidan (Aiden Gillen), an eccentric man who seems determined to befriend Tom whether he likes it or not. Aidan invites Tom to stay at his apartment, and with nowhere else to go, Tom accepts. There Tom meets Aidan's girlfriend Linda (Riann Steele), but he soon learns they have a severely dysfunctional relationship and Linda treats Tom like a verbal and physical punching bag. Tom also finds himself looking after Aidan's cat, which he has to hide from Linda since she's allergic to felines. Treacle Jr was an official selection at the 2010 BFI London Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi