When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.
Billy Bob Thornton,
In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his ten-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.
Samuel L. Jackson
While traveling from California to Bangor through a lonely road, Carrie Mitchel is advised by the gas station attendant Jimmy to rest in a hotel; however, she decides to continue driving ... See full summary »
FBI agent Wesley Doyle is startled by the declaration of youngster Fenton Meiks about how his father's delusions required him and his brother, Adam to become his 'demon-slaying' murder accomplices. But when Doyle accepts to be shown concealed victim graves, the plot twists in the present just as gruesome.Written by
The timing of light flooding the bedroom is a little bit off at around 17 mins when Dad opens the curtains in the boys' room because it was shot on a stage. In the director commentary, Bill Paxton adds "It doesn't bother me, stuff like that." See more »
A Real Country Song
Performed by Dale Watson
Written by Dale Watson
Courtesy of Hightone Records
Published by Bug Music o/b/o Watson Texas Music (BMI), and Songs of Windswept Pacific
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group See more »
A true hidden gem in the horror genre, Frailty is a slow burn movie with a strong premise and fantastic acting. It takes a pretty common motive (God made me do it) and shows the darker side of being God's right hand man. The perspective of the movie makes it look like the person who is committing murder, 'in the name of God', look like a total lunatic who is off the walls insane. And at the same time this possible 'hero' is willing to sacrifice his relationship with his son for the man upstairs. Is it worth it? That's just one of the many questions Frailty poses through its dark and tormented story.
Frailty has an overall bittersweet feeling, on one hand the father is supposedly ridding the world of demons, but at the cost of losing his son. But what makes the movie so effective is that it is told from the perspective of the son who doubts his father and has no one to turn to for help....not even God. There is something harrowing about having Frailty being told through the eyes of a helpless child, it's basically brilliant. In doing so it takes away the fall back that most movies fail to mention, adults, they become 'useless' in a sense because they fail to understand or see what truly is happening to the child. This is something that feels painfully real, how many adults would honestly listen to a child that age, saying the things he says and actually believe him over his father? The situation is all too real and all too perfect.
In the end, Frailty really gets you thinking about right and wrong and when if ever, you should take the life of another human being.
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