Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.
When a disgraced former college dean has a romance with a mysterious younger woman haunted by her dark, twisted past, he is forced to confront a shocking fact about his own life that he has kept secret for 50 years.
After losing her job, making out with her soon-to-be former boss and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson faces spending the holiday with her family.
Robert Downey Jr.
A series of interwoven story lines brings to light how the proliferation of guns in America dramatically influence and shape every day lives. A gun shop owner, an ace student, a single mother, and a school principal are among those profoundly affected. Written by
The central idea for the film came from an article in the L.A. Times. In addition, the writers were influenced by a friend, who related stories about how students from a Chicago school district brought guns to school, not to use them inside, but because of the dangerous neighborhoods they live in or walk through every day. See more »
When Carter grabs Jay as he is putting his gun behind the grate, Jay is wearing a toque and heavy jacket. In the next scene when he is being dragged down the hall, Jay isn't wearing the jacket or the hat. See more »
I disagree with the people who think that nothing sticks out in this movie.
I saw it and was amazed at some of the things that were said and shown.
Sure, there may have been some exaggerated intensity, but isn't that sometimes necessary to prove a point.
Do you think that the real lives of people who have to carry guns to school, are robbed at gun point, or live a threatened life are calm, relaxed, or peaceful? No. Those lives can be full of anxiety, violence, and much intensity!
I think this movie provides a great view of something that is ripping apart our society before our very eyes.
Hats off to the film makers!
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