Set in the Northwest Territories of Canada, Joel Nathan Evans stars as Larry Sole, a Native-American from the Dogrib tribe, living with physical and mental scars from a horrific fire event that occurred with his father some time before. As the movie progresses, we get flashbacks as to what happened, but it's not till the tail end of the film that it becomes clearer.
Larry is viciously bullied by a Fort Simmer High School classmate Darcy, believably played Adam Butcher, mainly due to an incident involving Darcy's dog that was in the care of Larry at the time. However, when the bold and free spirit Johnny comes to the school, he befriends Larry and tries to stand up for him against Darcy. Johnny, though, has his own problems, coming from a broken home and living in poverty with his mother and younger brother.
Larry fantasizes about his beautiful blond classmate Juliet, ably portrayed by Chloe Rose. However, she's attracted to Johnny and they soon begin a sexual relationship. This becomes the heart of the movie, in my opinion, as the three lost souls begin to hang out together and get to know each other. Larry starts to come out of his trauma a little while he's with them and even displays a sarcastic sense of humor.
The veteran talented actor Bejamin Bratt also plays a role here, and adds well to the mix, as Jed, a jack-of-all trades in the wilderness and the boyfriend of Larry's mother. He slowly begins to bond with Larry and tries to guide him in his life.
This film, in my opinion, is certainly not for everyone with its' rather constant darkness. However, I stayed with it, as it's well acted and overall I thought rewarding enough to give it an overall recommend for those that like this type of drama.