On August 24, 2007, twenty-year old Sophie Lancaster was kicked to death in a park by a gang of kids. She and her boyfriend Robert Maltby were attacked because they were dressed as Goths. Sophie was murdered for being different.
'Common' is a low-budget drama centered around the prosecution of four young men that got involved on a stupid crime by different ways and degrees.
It will then explore difficult choices made by all those involved, who also comprise families and other people, exploring angles around the prosecution of the crime and its wranglings.
The major difference for other typical courtroom dramas is that 'Common' is more concerned on the tensions that arise between co- conspirators.
Acting is decent, and sometimes even good. Editing is also well-done considering the profile of the movie. The end result is pleasant and it does give food for thought regarding a specific controversial feature of the law that is obviously conveyed as negative in the movie.
The major flaw is the absence of any context of how the characters ended up tangled with each other on the dramatic events that trigger the story, beforehand or in flashbacks.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?