1 September 2010 | karamlinda
The story of our lives
(I wanted to give 9.5 because almost nothing is a 10, but fractions are not allowed ...)
Invited by a friend of a friend, I saw a preview and was prepared to politely praise the film even if I didn't like it. But I was surprised. This film is sincere, unpretentious, extremely well written and well acted. The story captured my interest from beginning to end. High marks go to all of the actors -- Karen Allen, Peter Riegert, Nick Thurston at an existential crossroads, Geoffrey Wigdor as his older brother who is already lost to the streets, and especially Stephen Lang (the baddie from Avatar), a formidable actor who digs his fingers into your heart. I saw grown men in our audience surreptitiously wiping their eyes!
I don't know much about film-making, but I know what holds me. Whatever the makers did, they did right. Good luck!