Takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Here, the lure of fast money from smuggling ... See full summary »
A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Brandi is a hard-partying, overworked, nursing assistant desperate for a promotion at the retirement home where she works. After a night of drug-binging and partying, she accidentally hits a certain Thomas Bardo a deadbeat and recently evicted man who gets stuck in the windshield of her car. Not wanting to call for help since she is driving under the influence, Brandi, chooses not to get Thomas medical help and instead drives home and leaves him clinging to his life in the windshield of her car. While Brandi frantically tries to decide what she is going to do, Thomas, tries to free himself knowing his time is running out. Written by
Scriptwriter John Strysik has stated that the last name of Stephen Rea's character - Bardo - comes from the Buddhist term for an intermediate or transitional state of being, and thus is a reference to the life-or-death situation Tom experiences. See more »
Mena Suvari's character steals the neighbor's newspaper to look for a story about the accident, which occurred after 1am that same morning. That time frame for going to press is just not plausible, however she isn't that smart so she may not realise this. See more »
This was an excellent retelling of a true story. The only part of the movie that is actually true is that a female who was drinking and doing drugs hit a homeless man. He lodged in her windshield and she didn't know what to do, so she parked her car in her garage and kept coming to check on him and apologizing. She got 10 years for it and her boyfriend got 9 years. The movie was excellently done and the story was well told. This greatly embellished from actual events, but that is what made the movie worth watching. The fight to live from the man that was hit was inspiring. The real man did have both legs broken and he did have a son. As a movie, it was a good piece of reality mixed with fiction. As an actual event, it's just sad that someone could be so heartless.
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