A former history teacher and his wife Claire meet at a fancy restaurant with his elder brother, a prominent politician and his wife Babette. The plan is to discuss over dinner how to handle a crime committed by their teenage sons. The violent act of the two boys had been filmed by a security camera and shown on TV, but, so far, they have not been identified. The parents have to decide on what to do.Written by
Actor Stephen Lang, who narrated the Gettysburg featurette, which in part described the key battle known as Pickett's Charge led by Major General George E. Pickett, played Pickett in the 1993 movie Gettysburg (1993). See more »
I watch a lot of movies so I can understand, appreciate, and even enjoy open endings that still leave a lot of questions. However, this movie had a clear resolution it was approaching and yet, even though the movie is 2 hours long, it seemingly arbitrarily stops at the end of the second act, completely leaving out the 3rd act.
The rest of the movie was well made except for a few flash back moments that dragged on way too long and for no good reason. I was engaged and wanting to see the answer to the central question, but the ending was so bad I came away physically angry feeling like I just wasted 2 hours. I will note I made this review the day after so I could meditate on the movie and be in a calm emotional state when writing this review.
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