"The Last Fall" is a modest, well-performed drama that asks, "What happens when a professional football player can no longer play football?"
If, like the film's Kyle Bishop (a solid Lance Gross), he's a young, less-sought-after athlete short on savings, direction or career options, the situation can prove particularly crushing. But as they say, you can go home again, which is what Kyle, an undrafted free agent, does after being cut from his most recent team.
Kyle's return to L.A., however, is a mixed bag: His divorced mother (Vanessa Bell Calloway) and younger sister (Yaani King) are prickly and distant, his diabetic father (Keith David) is in the hospital, Kyle's car is repossessed and even low-wage jobs are elusive.
Only his old high school girlfriend, Faith (Nicole Beharie), a wary single mother, provides a possible lifeline as she and Kyle slowly rekindle their relationship.