A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
In the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious Henry Whipple wants his rebellious son Dean to help expand his family's farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected crisis that threatens the family's entire livelihood. Written by
Sony Pictures Classics
. This film is dark. The Whipple family, around whom this film is centered, is a ruthless group of people: the title of the film should say it all. Without spoiling the film, don't expect a "chick flick" or a feel-good "son makes good as a race car driver" movie.
Early on we see the son we see the son, Dean Whipple, (played by Zac Efron) show his character. Almost immediately we see Dennis Quaid's Henry Whipple character. Still the film proceeds to surprise in a very well written story, just how barren the Whipple family is of anything approaching decent human beings.
This movie is a sleeper (look it up), it should win at least best directing and best screen play. The characters surprise you at their maliciousness. Listen to the thrum of the wind generators as they alone bare witness to this bleak family. In, short SEE THIS FILM!
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