Like most kids, Ned idolized his father and dreamed of following in his footsteps. Unfortunately, his father was a two-bit crook who spent most of his life in jail. Without a family of his ... See full summary »
David E. Allen
Returning home the morning after graduation, Jim Swanson discovers an intruder in his home. Only after tracking him down and running him over in his car does he find out the intruder is his best friend from university.
Joshua David Hall
I notice all the people giving this high marks saw it at a film festival -- with the actors and writer/director in attendance. I think this has tilted their objectivity -- made them more enamored of it.
I found this movie just dark, grimy, grungy and relentlessly sad and slow-moving. There is some deep booming sound on the soundtrack that occurs just before something bad happens (and a lot of bad things happen) -- it made me want to jump out of my skin.
I'm sure the cinematography is great -- but it's mostly of junky-looking places.
The actors are all very good. The story was OK -- but I think I've seen the topic addressed on Lifetime made-for-TV movies.
If you like really slow-moving stories about hopeless people leading hopeless lives -- then this is the film for you.
It's not my cup of tea. I had to come home and put on a DVD of a good comedy movie so I wouldn't have nightmares.
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