(Goof) - When John and Mark are sitting on the bench, John asks for the Cider and when he drinks it the bottle top is off, as soon as he gives it back to Mark the bottle top appears to be back on but you never see him putting it on. See more »
The movie is supposed to take place in 2003. Two 2008 or newer cars - a Ford Fiesta and a BMW 7 series - drive past Mark as he watches John's dad drive him to school. See more »
I had not read the Vanity Fair article, or had heard anything of this story before I decided to watch this film. I actually watched it by chance with no knowledge of what it would really be about and was immediately sucked in to the story.
It has a great pace, but I'm a sucker for quiet, sometimes brooding, films. There are a few twists and the film keeps it interesting by exploring flash backs and fragmented time lines, this was a wise move otherwise the movie could have really fallen flat and come off as slow and boring I feel.
The acting is adequate, there will be no Oscars but my attention and suspension of disbelief were held well. I felt myself connecting with the leads, they captured my attention well which is not an easy thing to do so it added to my enjoyment.
While this film does have some flaws, I feel that it deserves a solid seven for the experience it delivers and I think it deserves that extra nudge for the fact that it is "based on true events".
Interesting to say the least, worth a watch.
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