A group of strangers form a unique relationship with each other after surviving a random shooting at a Los Angeles diner.A group of strangers form a unique relationship with each other after surviving a random shooting at a Los Angeles diner.A group of strangers form a unique relationship with each other after surviving a random shooting at a Los Angeles diner.
- random shooting
- female nudity
- topless female nudity
- ptsd post traumatic stress disorder
- female rear nudity
- 19 more
It is slow and heavy, but I can't find much wrong with it. There were a couple of scenes that were poorly developed or written, maybe. All in all, if you're like me, and you like superbly acted and directed films you will enjoy this.
I won't give too much away because I know many have not had the chance to see this yet; it is a simple story of how random lives are affected and forever changed by a pointless and tragic event.
What I liked is how each individual was affected differently. Each character acted and reacted in a different way, and it is watching these behaviors play out that make up the film.
I felt Kate Beckinsale stood out the most in a subtle role. She is going to win an Oscar someday. Of course Forest Whitaker and Dakota Fanning were good, which at this point goes without saying. (Maybe I should erase that last sentence then.) Jush Hutcherson and Jackie Earl Haley, as father and son also stood out. Troy Garity, as the county mental health worker was my favorite though. Again, a subtle performance and the one character I keep thinking about afterward.
This film won't win awards or break any new ground but I like it. It's a small movie about human behavior and getting through tough times and coming out the other end of the tunnel, with a bit of light breaking through.
- Mar 15, 2009