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A Song of Good (2008)

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After committing a shocking crime, Gary Cradle secretly decides to change his life and become a good person. However deciding is one thing, changing a life is another.

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A Song Of Good is the story of 28 year old Gary Cradle's struggle to redeem himself after committing a horrific crime. During a desperate burglary to get money for a hit of methamphetamine, Gary is confronted by a middle-aged woman, cornered and scared he overpowers the woman and rapes her. Horrified by this senseless assault, he flees to his home, where he still lives with his recently retired father Ron. After locking himself away in his bedroom, the next morning Gary has a epiphany. He decides he is going to turn his life around and do good in the world. Apart from a drug and alcohol problem, Gary has low self esteem and a unhealthy understanding of the world shaped by his tyrannical father and a rampant and corrupting consumer culture. His struggle to go clean, get a job, stay away from his peer group and help his father and sister won't be easy. Especially while the woman he raped, lives just a few doors down the street. Deciding to change a life is one thing, changing it is ... Written by Headstrong

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17 February 2009 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Wow! I was really caught offguard as I didn't expect this movie to be so moving and well told as it hadnt gotten cinema release here in NZ. The performances and direction where excellent and loved the soundtrack. Gritty and Super tense. That pinnacle moment of the main crime is fast and unexpected making me angry, confused and shocked. Gary's whole life is so awful and so real that I can't help feel for him and his terrible situations and be touched by the simplest achievements amongst the scourge surrounding him. A great, sad little kiwi drama that will rival any films in this genre, anywhere in the world. hopefully the film will get out there now! It deserves to be seen by all! I will be telling my friends and family to see it that is for sure.


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