The movie Sunlight Jr. spotlights hard-working convenience store clerk Melissa (Naomi Watts) and her crippled (paraplegic) boyfriend, Richie (Matt Dillon), who are (fifth?) generation welfare, white trash.
Their luck may be changing when they learn that Melissa has become pregnant. But as soon as she loses her job and they get evicted from the motel they live in, their joy vanishes. Through this adversity, the couple realizes that they can never lose everything as long as they have each other. Or do they?