25 December 2015 | AmakoaAkana
Family drama set in a fundamentalist, violent, and still racially tense Texas
Generally I can't sit through a movie with a Christian theme, but somehow it was done here so it fit in neatly with the Texas setting. A movie without Jesus in the Bible Belt would be like a movie about India without a Hindu. The Christian theme was light enough to not rob the movie of vitality. So, maybe I would call it a family drama set in a still violent, sometimes racist Texas.
The story kept me on the edge of my seat, rare for me since all but the better movies put me to sleep. I didn't even get up for a bag of licorice sticks.
I enjoyed the sets, the Collins brother's antique store was particularly fascinating and worth a few still captures to enjoy the detail.
The friendly relationship between the black Collins boy played by Isaac Smith and Puck, the blond daughter of a broken down drunk, played by Megan Dalby, given the racial tensions in the movie, scared me from the first. This is Megan's first movie, and as the previous reviewer said, she lit up the screen in every scene.