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Two teens impulsively decide to rob a bank, a la Bonnie and Clyde. Quickly they find themselves in over their heads as they are forced to take a bank full of hostages and the FBI are at the door. Hostages include a heroin addicted Gulf War vet, the pesky bank manager, a gruff old man, a calm bank employee, and a helpful young woman. The head FBI man must sort through the psychology of all the participants to try to keep the events from escalating. Underlying in all of this is the pure adolescence of the two who initiate the trouble. Written by
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Pups is sad and disturbing and a very powerful and real tale about two lovers, mislead youths, where the high strung boyfriend who's wired wrong, on the spare of the moment, decides to rob a bank, dragging his girlfriend, (Barton) along. We know how these drama's ensue, where like Dog Day Afternoon, the movie becomes a one set peace, steered by a great youthful performance. Pups is so bloody entertaining, where there are unavoidable amateur moments: indie attributes, but it's not a film than can be overlooked. May'be the kid should of picked another day to rob the bank, as there are some real nauseating types, whether customers or staff, two in particular. The high point for me, is the blowing bubble scene, and Barton can really pull beer down. Too, Reynolds, very good here, as the negotiator really forms a friendship, with our troubled gunman or gun kid, I should say. But here's a young voice that needs to be heard and every moment this young actors on screen, it is. His performance grips us, frighteningly disturbing you would say, as to where this kid's future's heading, and it's not good. Barton is very good too. Here's a frank drama, you shouldn't miss, whether any age, with some really unintentional humorous moments. More so kids in the teen bracket. May'be script wise, it needed a little bit more, but the so so dialogue really comes off, more real than fictional, which only makes the movie that more compelling.
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