'Palmer' gives Justin Timberlake a chance to show off his dramatic side

Off-screen drama shouldn't obscure the on-screen merits of "Palmer," a small movie that offers a solid showcase for Justin Timberlake. Reminiscent of "Sling Blade" in its themes and tone, the Apple TV+ film hinges on the unlikely bond between a man and a young boy, offering the former redemption and the latter the supportive figure he's lacked.

'Palmer' gives Justin Timberlake a chance to show off his dramatic side
Off-screen drama shouldn't obscure the on-screen merits of "Palmer," a small movie that offers a solid showcase for Justin Timberlake. Reminiscent of "Sling Blade" in its themes and tone, the Apple TV+ film hinges on the unlikely bond between a man and a young boy, offering the former redemption and the latter the supportive figure he's lacked.