27 December 2005 | dafalias
When I read that the director casted himself in the lead, I thought, "well, boy, it seems the only way for you to get a role". I couldn't be more mistaken.
Script: Richard Dutcher - brilliant
Directing: Richard Dutcher - brilliant
Lead: Richard Dutcher - brilliant
Although the atmosphere of the movie is somewhat depressing, something I am usually not looking for, I was nothing but impressed.
Brigham City is a character driven thriller with nice twists and takes a very close look at religiously fundamentalist small town life in the U.S. Bottom line is, no matter how much you try to shield your whole-world-community from the hazards of the "outside world", you can't. The script has some nice twists and stays suspenseful until the murderer is finally discovered, but the real plot revolves around the sheriff and his world being turned upside down.
Unfortunately we have experienced something terrible and unexpected in our community, too, and it takes in fact some time until you are able to admit the truth - you just think you are in the wrong movie.
Dutcher takes you on an emotional ride with the sheriff to exactly that point.