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Grind (1997)

 -  Drama  -  11 April 1997 (USA)
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When a drag-racing, hard-luck parolee moves in with his brother in hopes of that ever-elusive fresh start in life, he's sure to be warm for the form of his brother's bored young wife. ... See full summary »

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When a drag-racing, hard-luck parolee moves in with his brother in hopes of that ever-elusive fresh start in life, he's sure to be warm for the form of his brother's bored young wife. Things only get worse when he tries to turn a quick buck in a one-time insurance fraud operation. Written by Anonymous

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Grind Shines
30 December 2008 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

To say this is one of the best indie films ever made might seem strange, but to me it is.

It would have been just another made-for-TV drama, except that the writers, directors and actors elevate it to a much higher plane.

Most actors shy away from their first films, but Billy Crudup need not do that with this one. His acting is exceptional, and was just so good that he moved on to other mainstream work, which was richly deserved, in my opinion.

Paul Schulze had already made several good movies, but in this one he shines. At first I thought that he was miscast, due to the fact that he looks nothing like his "brother" Eddie, but through skillful acting by both of them, I soon forgot that they didn't look at all alike. They "were" brothers, and after all we've all known brothers who looked nothing alike. Schulze has never disappointed me in any of his work, and this is one of his best. I really felt sad for Terry, the "good" brother.

Lovely Adrienne Shelly, bless her heart got much more name recognition for being brutally murdered than she did for her moving performance in this, or any other movie she made. So sad.

If you get the chance to see this movie, do it. It may be small in budget, but it's a well made film, and one that will stick with you.


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