Amy and David are two underachievers from suburbia. Amy has had a rough life raised by her neglectful drug addicted single mother. David has been raised in a more conventional family, but ... See full summary »
Joe, an architecture student, is left homeless and destitute by the death of his parents. Unable to finish school, unqualified for work, and psychologically numb from his loss, and with no ... See full summary »
Amy and David are two underachievers from suburbia. Amy has had a rough life raised by her neglectful drug addicted single mother. David has been raised in a more conventional family, but his lack of motivation has driven his father crazy. When Amy meets David it seems they both find what they are looking for. But when Amy gets pregnant, both Amy and David go through a personal and surreal crisis in making choices. Which leads them to decide if they should do it the right way or the wrong way? Written by
The Right Way hits viewers with themes of isolation, helplessness and fear of failure (amongst others). I would guess that there is seldom a member in the audience that cannot find a way to relate to these characters in some way. If not personally, then certainly through the lives/experiences of someone close to them. Mark Penney has definitely brought the film to a darker place than many filmmakers are willing to go - but has accomplished it in a tactful and empathic way. Though the story was full of emotion and naturally demanded acting that could bring it to life - I felt that Karyn's portrayal of Amy in some scenes was slightly on the verge of over acting. All in all...I was exceptionally impressed with The Right Way and look forward to more of Mark Penney's work.
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