Ruby (Emayatzy Corinealdi) is a hard-working nurse who is trying to be become a doctor. Her world begins to crumble when her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison; she gives up med school in order to see him every weekend, and her life begins to revolve around him and his situation. When he’s put up for parole, there’s a glimmer of hope—but things take a dreadful turn, and she begins a journey of self-discovery. Middle of Nowhere is one bummer of a movie. It is, however, fantastically acted and photographed, and is one of the more effective dramas in quite some time. Corinealdi is excellent as the put-upon and beaten-down lead character; she deserves all of the praise and accolades she has garnered for her amazing performance.