Bill and Kate are in an emotionless marriage with their only son away at college. They knew he didn't sound happy but then comes the news that he was the mass murderer at his school killing 17 professors, fellow students and himself. They try to move on with their lives but they are held back by their own grief and the fact that the media and everyone around them view them as monsters. The more they fight it, they realize they only have each other.Written by
A very powerful and moving movie dealing with parents of a student who goes on a shooting spree and kills 17. I say B
"Things would be different from now on. They didn't know if it would be better or worse but for certain things would change." Bill (Sheen) and Kate (Bello) are getting things in order for their separation. No longer happy they barely talk anymore. When news of a shooting at their son's college comes they begin to fear the worst. When told that it was their son who did the shooting they begin to wonder why. This is a very emotional movie and is sometimes tough to get through. The acting is excellent (not surprising) and is very realistic and subdued. I really did like this movie but there seemed to be something missing to make it great. After movies like "Other Woman" and "Rabbit Hole" the subjects of children tragedy has been all over and for some reason this one did not have the same effect on me that those did. This movie did tackle the rarely seen subject of what the parents of someone who does that goes through and made you take a second thought at how you may have felt after the Columbine or Virgina Tech families. Overall, a powerful story with great acting that is missing something to make it great. I'm just not sure what it is. I do recommend this though. I give it a B.
Would I watch again? - I don't think I could
*Also try - Trust
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