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Tony Barbieri made his directorial debut with this psychological drama about two old friends. Garbage collector Nick (Kane Picoy) once had a promising baseball career until he hit his manager. Now he lives in a building owned by his father (Paul Herman), who can't forgive his son's failure. Nick drives to the state penitentiary where he picks up longtime pal Charlie (Jason Cairns), imprisoned on manslaughter charges for helping his grandfather take his life. Charlie's parole requires community
Oct 13, 2000 Wide
Dec 17, 2002
So tautly, engrossingly and convincingly told that it doesn't need much dialogue.
An effective, but self-conscious, exercise in contemporary neo-realism.
Goes too far in the direction of reticence, deliberately dampening the emotional resonance of the story so persistently that the characters become opaque and the narrative overly flat and matter-of-fact, even at the most wrenching moments.
One has some interesting scenes, but not enough to recommend it to most audiences.
This flick has all the trimmings of a fourth-year film school final project and just isn't ready for the big screen.
Screenplay also telegraphs the fates of both characters from very early on, a decision that sucks out a great deal of potential suspense and drama.
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