I decided to watch this film for the same reason I am sure most would. Tray Chaney of course! His portrayal of Lorenzo seems largely the same as that of 'Poot' from The Wire, and this is no bad thing! I am sure Wire fans will get a smile out of his replies of 'huh?', a Poot staple.
Despite watching this for such flimsy reasons, it genuinely was surprisingly impressive. The script was pretty sharp, and I found the lighting and direction atmospheric, although I am sure others may not agree. Most of the scenes are dark, but you can see what is going on. It is a low-budget film, and has all the hallmarks of one. The use of very few extras give it that feel of being slightly removed from reality.
This film is really more romantic melodrama than high octane action, with the relationship between the two central characters at the core, and the crimes receiving less focus. The relationship feels real though, with moments that were genuinely comic.
Overall, decent script, and it makes the most of it's shoestring budget. If you loved Tray Chaney in The Wire you will love him here!
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