A suburban father and husband embraces a life of crime in order to support his family.

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Saar Klein
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wes Bentley ... Bill Scanlon
Kevin Owen McDonald ... Mechanic
Haley Bennett ... Ruby
Vinessa Shaw ... Susan Scanlon
Jason Isaacs ... Frank McTiernan
Jamaica Forest Leyba Jamaica Forest Leyba ... Teddy
Billy Miles Billy Miles ... Henry
Keith Carradine ... Charles
Audrey Walters ... Babs
Alex Knight ... Dave
Luis Bordonada ... Jorge
Matthew Page ... Marv (as Matt Page)
Rafael Herrera Rafael Herrera ... Bowling Alley Manager
Stacy Shane ... Larry
Chad Brummett Chad Brummett ... Rick
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Storyline

When everyday family man Bill loses his job, his peaceful life quickly spirals out of control. Terrified that he will lose everything he has achieved he turns to a life of crime, descending into drastic and dangerous measures to stay ahead of the law and willing to do whatever it may take to provide for his family the same as he always has financially. As he fights to provide for his family, Bill discovers that one of the only things worse than getting caught is could be getting away with it. Written by Mike Slomanski

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Desperate times call for desperate measures

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Directorial debut of Saar Klein. See more »

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Bill Scanlon: Why don't you give me a fucking break?
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Rather Depressing Fair...Now Where Did I Put That Cut-Throat Razor?
27 August 2017 | by omendataSee all my reviews

In an age of despair and poverty why is it the film makers continue to churn out desperately sad and lugubrious movies like these I don't know!

Yes the film explores what its like to be unemployed with a wife and kids losing your house and the need for some to resort to crime , I have been there myself but its not really the sort of movie I want to be watching.

Maybe its just me but i want to come out of the cinema like I used to in what i call the good old days when you came out feeling enervated , uplifted and positive about life.

If you are into this sort of depressing , dull and real life scenario then I guess you will enjoy it but for me its too close to home and doesn't leave the viewer with a positive outlook on life, so if you are depressed and sad or your life isn't going well I wouldn't watch this as you may be reaching for the razor!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Things People Do See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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