Runaway (Runaway Boys) Reviews
It's strange some of the pairings you find in cinema, as to me this is effectively Teresa Lisbon (from The Mentalist) meets Seymour Birkhoff (from Nikita). I like both Stanford and Tunney in general, and this has certainly made me see Stanford in a new light and enabled me to see he has a much broader acting scope when its called for.
I expected it to be a romance between the two, but really that takes a back seat and is barely touched upon, and it all gets quite dark towards the end, once the twist is revealed.
Once you find out the truth it kind ruins things a little, as you stop feeling sorry for him and taking his side, and only really pity him and his mental state instead. His parents were indeed dicks though (Gaston 98% of the time plays nasty and Leo plays crazy bitch a lot too), assuming those flashbacks were real and not his twisted, perceived version of events.
It turns from the touching story of a brother doing the right thing into just another mentally unstable killer story. The former had more going for it and has been mined less frequently and thoroughly by Hollywood.
I really liked it; a decent film with good performances from Tunney and Stanford. It just needed as little something extra.