Sam Doonby, a no-good drifter, enters a small town in Texas. His sudden arrival is met with suspicion, jealousy, and intrigue. His departure is just as sudden, and then the town realizes how one person's presence can matter.
A drifter arrives at a small town, and due to his friendly demeanor is quickly able to find a job, a place to lay his head, and begins to have a positive effect to everyone he meets. But there is obviously something curious with his arrival, and some residents notice unusual events start to occur coinciding with his appearance. The ending is unexpected. It is a story about the value and effect that a single person can have upon those around them.
This movie is one that has an encouraging message about the value of life very much like Its a Wonderful Life. It will make you think and want to talk about it with someone immediately after.
It has been a while since I have seen a good movie with a Sixth Sense type revelation at the end.
Though it is rated PG 13 it is a clean film. Here is the content in case you are wondering
Language: no four letter words.
Violence: there is a gunman who tries to hold up a bar for $ there are a few wild shots fired, punches thrown, bottles thrown, very little blood. Later there is an attempted murder and characters respond aggressively in self defense.
Sexuality: a character tries (unsuccessfully) to seduce another (implied nudity). Man in a towel after a shower.
Themes: Accusation of attempted rape. Alcoholism and heavy drinking. Mysterious Stalker presence implied throughout the first two acts.
In my opinion all edgy/questionable content is not glorified, instead it is contrasted against the positive choices made by the upstanding lead character who displays good morals and decision making.
I recommend it.
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