Jay and Rick are best friends with
benefits. Jay seems happy with what they have, but Rick has
always wanted more. When Jay finds out that his eight year
old daughter Emmy is being abused by his ex-wife’s
boyfriend, Jay will have to finally step up to the plate and
get his life together or risk losing Emmy to the state. Rick
knows just when to push Jay and just when to back off, but
ultimately, it’s Jay who has to take a chance on himself and
make things work…with his life and with Rick.
I expected In the Rough
to be intense, but I wasn’t prepared for how much the story
and characters would move me. In The Rough is
a story about second chances and starting over and realizing
what you have before it’s gone. It’s about healing
and learning and living. Rick and Jay dance around their
feelings, fearing that if they try to turn their
relationship into more, they’ll lose what they already have.
Jay and Rick travel a rough road to happiness. They’re two
broken guys who make each other whole again. In The
Rough is a beautiful, poignant, and uplifting story.