Bill and Kate are in an emotionless marriage with their only son away at college. They knew he didn't sound happy but then comes the news that he was the mass murderer at his school killing 17 professors, fellow students and himself. They try to move on with their lives but they are held back by their own grief and the fact that the media and everyone around them view them as monsters. The more they fight it, they realize they only have each other. Written by
Its beauty lies in the honest and real way it shows the effect on the parents, family and community. It is powerful, emotional and altogether well made.
I like that I haven't seen a movie like this before. This is something happening in our country but we don't talk about it. We don't do anything before or after to help those affected; especially not the family of the culprit.
The acting is spot on. Maria Bello and Martin Sheen were amazing. Alan Tudyk was just right. He played the supportive,shocked brother/uncle. But he was there for his sister in just the way a good brother would be. Alan was the reason I went to see this movie and he was in it for quite a while.
Don't be put off by the subject matter. This movie is a great character study. It is well made and worth seeing. I'm glad I saw it. I'd go again.
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