Directed by documentarian James Marsh, who did Man on Wire (2008), Red Riding: 1980 (2009) and Project Nim (2011), this is a sparse drama which Marsh co-wrote with producer Milo Addica, (Monster's Ball (2001) and Birth (2004)), but has some realistic and moving performances at the centre, and it has a touch of Badlands about it's person, and it shows you can do so much with so little. It begins when U.S. Navy recruit Elvis Valderez (Gael García Bernal) is discharged from his position, so he heads for the town of Corpus Christi in Texas, which he considers his home. Elvis' first port of call is the church of Pastor David Sandow (William Hurt), whose family includes wife Twyla (Laura Harring), son Paul (Paul Dano) and daughter Malerie (Pell James). David notices Elvis trying to get close to him and his family, but David sends Elvis packing and tells his family to stay away from Elvis. But, it's not long before Elvis starts getting close to Malerie, and they go off on afternoon drives and it's not long before they begin a sexual affair, but when Paul finds out about, and tries to take the matter into his own hands, it all goes wrong. It's a film that has the tone and structure of a Greek tragedy, about getting even for being wronged, Gael García Bernal is a great actor and even handles an American accent well here, and he doesn't have to say much, but his presence says it all, and he holds his own against William Hurt. Marsh is a talent to watch out for.