An ex-con returns home after many years to investigate his mother's death which he doesn't believe is a suicide. On the surface that is the plot, and the problem with this film is there just isn't enough of a plot or real action to sustain the movie and keep it interesting. On the other hand, there are enormous pluses to this movie, including realistic dialogue and spectacular acting from every member of the cast. Jack Kesy is perfect as this big lumbering outcast of a son, filled with rage and hate. The real story of a broken family , played out against the backdrop of a desolate small town is filmed in a sparse, non-Hollywood way that is completely appropriate to the story. The direction and cinematography are top-notch, the story itself just a needed something more because the majority of this movie is just a collection of scenes of characters expressing their disappointment and hatred of one another. Still worth a watch for all the performances and especially Jack Kesy.
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