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Don McKay, a high school janitor who leaves his hometown after a tragedy, returns 25 years later to rekindle a romance with his old flame, who is dying, but this homecoming brings McKay more than he bargained for.

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Don McKay is living a very lowly life as a janitor. Then he receives a letter from his high school girlfriend, Sonny, who announces that she is dying and that she needs him to come back home. But when Don arrives back in his hometown, he finds Sonny's doctor has a crush on her and has no intention of letting Don back into her life, and the rest of the town remembers the tragedy that drove Don away in the first place and they have no intention of letting Don come back, at least not without paying some dues. Written by napierslogs

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Director Jake Goldberger mentions in the DVD commentary that he had an extensive conversation with Sissy Spacek about her playing the role of Marie. See more »

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When Don and Sonny drive home after the romantic dinner at the restaurant, the left head light of the pick-up truck is broken, but when they arrive home and park the vehicle both lights are working. See more »

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A clever, suspenseful, dark comedy.
8 July 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film; it's a clever, suspenseful, dark comedy.

Its alternative title ' a moment of truth' is very apt. The bewilderment gives way as the plot unfolds gradually to a farcical conclusion. The big reveal comes in the last few minutes of the film. Up until this point there is plenty of mystery and humour to keep you entertained. Some people may find the pace of the film; which is slow in parts off-putting, but I personally feel the building of suspense justifies the pace. The plot is administered to you in just the right doses to keep you hooked until the end. Solid 7 from me, no Oscar nominations on the cards but highly entertaining.


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