A single mother and her young daughter struggling to make ends meet until they inherit a farmhouse from their grandfather. When a family business rival sends armed men to take the water rights to the farm's creek by force, the situation spirals out of control.
Blood On My Name
Written by Nicholas Kirk and Billy Wilkerson
Performed by The Brothers Bright See more »
Convoluted writing and less than adequate directing leaves you unsatisfied.
This screenplay was a mess. Boring and unnecessary dialog that will leave you shaking your head. Who cares about water rights? Why did the one guy want to be a Dr. Phil and psychoanalyze the mother with "who cares" questions? How many times do we need to correct "gun" to "rifle"? Was this supposed to be humor?
Novice writer Breanne Mattson should just stick to short films, or at least needed to edit this down to 65-70 mins, not the 90 mins that felt like 120.
There was no real plot to this film, just a bunch of useless conversations with poorly acted "thrilling scenes" which I'm guessing novice director Dustin Fairbanks' inexperience failed to direct his actors.
David Spade wasn't bad for a serious role, but Tammy Blanchard and little Onata Aprile nailed their roles. James Earl Jones and Bruce Dern's small roles were decent but nothing extraordinary.
You'll probably want to pass on this film, as the trailer was way more exciting and pretty much is the entire film. Otherwise be prepared to fall asleep from boredom.
A generous 4/10 from me for the only 5-10 mins of good tension and the gals' acting.
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