Stephen Louis Grush
Eventually, a freak accident makes her realize that her good intentions may actually be holding Jacob back, forcing her to make a potentially wrenching decision. There are huge gaps in the script; we never know what Nicole does for a living or why she's always on call to help Erin, so she's more a plot device than a real character. We're never told just how Erin is able to support herself and Jacob in their sprawling apartment. But Waldron, who looks a bit like Annabella Sciora, gives a moving performance, conveying Erin's deep love, exhaustion, and determination, while Grush is almost flawless as Jacob, sidestepping tics and gimmicks to instead show the complex, layered man beyond the diagnosis.