- 1 hr 25 min
One day prior to needing to supervise a large pouring of concrete in Birmingham, Ivan Locke discovers that Bethan, a coworker whom he'd engaged in a one-night stand several months ago, has gone into early labor. Feeling a surge of responsibility, Ivan ditches a family outing at an important soccer match and even his job, in order to make it to London in order to be with Bethan during her birthing. Every scene of the film takes place with Ivan inside of his car; from calling his boss to make sure that the concrete job is successful, calling his wife to explain that he cheated, and even calling Bethan to help her through the birthing process. It's eventually revealed that Locke's reasons for such a spur of the moment course of action step from the relationship of his own father. Over the 120 minute drive to London, Ivan loses his job and his house; though his sons want him to come back soon. Even though several setbacks happen to the Birmingham job, Locke is eventually able to walk his underling, Donal, into properly finishing the pour.