A story well told of hidden bureaucratic racism that impacts people of color throughout the nation. This is what I always thought investigative journalism was all about, find a cause, understand/explain the fight and expose the injustice. The story is compelling but the telling is exceptional. Just the right amount of back story and insight into the difficult world of law enforcement and the pressures it brings. Especially poignant is the story of Edwin Raymond of the "NYPD 12" who is refused promotion to Sergeant because he refuses to participate in the quota system even though he scores near the top of those taking the exam.
This movie explores the relationship between 2 damaged girls who after going their separate ways, reunite for a great adventure just minutes from where they grew up. It captures the "Range" mentality perfectly while taking the viewer through a host of emotions. Well shot with engaging dialogue, this an early look at one of the next great storytellers.
Clearly a first effort but a respectable product that gives a somewhat raunchy view of bad relationships from a woman's point of view. Although I wished more actors and directors took chances, I really think this could have benefited from a more experienced hand. The topic could not be more timely with "Me Too" being in the spotlight and the writer, also Heather did hit on a few high notes. The big problem was that there are a few scenes that could alienate and make it unsuitable for all but a narrow 16 to 35 female demographic.
I applaud her for the commitment but I see a lot of the "The Room" in this.
This psychological thriller is chock full of errors and badly constructed scenes. Guy Pearce as the professor and Pierce Brosnan as the investigative detective seem miscast and distracted. Minnie Driver puts in a good day's work as the long suffering wife.
The story winds around for a while and never builds any tension or interest.
I preferred Brosnan in The Foreigner and Pearce never sell the Professor of Philosophy shtick.
Eminently forgettable and even Odeya Rush's astounding beauty can't save this.