...but it has its issues.
This is a home invasion story. But it isn't typical because the reason isn't typical.
Jesse and Ray work for an unknown guy as collectors. But Jesse is also looking for someone, has been for some time. And he just happens to find this someone the day he is in this particular town to do some collecting. He actually walks into the restaurant owned by the guy he's looking for...and sees him.
And from there this story proceeds into the different. We are clueless until Jesse tells us by way of making our guy tell him the worst thing he's ever done. And this is the reveal, Jesse is this guy's son, born of rape.
From there it goes pretty much as you might expect. Jesse wants to kill him, but can't bring himself to do it. And finally decides to leave.
Ray, Jesse's lacky, is really the star of this film. The actor portraying Ray has a really great time creating and fleshing out this character. He isn't all there, isn't particularly good looking, has acne, wears glasses, is gangly and tall. And his dialogue is just brilliantly delivered. I bring this character up because he stands out so well, is so well portrayed.
Well, the ending of this film is where it lost a star. Not the general ending, but the final scene.
Honestly, we thought the fade out before that final "coda" was the better place to let the film end because it left you in the dark as to how the young son would happen upon his family...what his reaction would be.
The final scene seemed a bit forced in a way, like the director had to know the young son would be okay in the end. Yeah, well....I would have rather not known that for certain, but speculated on that after the fade out at the house.
Okay, there is foul language here, and usually that turns us off. But this film actually kept us wanting to know how everything played out. So we bit our lips and worked through the language issue.
I wish film makers would ease up on the language. It detracts from the watchability of films. It adds nothing in the bigger picture sense, nothing really necessary. Yes, these kinds of people talk like this in real life, and I know, I know, real life is what you're trying to portray in some ways, language being one of them. Fine. But, back in the old days, they portrayed real life quite well, without all the Fs and Ss and whathaveyous and the stories suffered not one bit.
Film makers: Not everyone who loves films loves hearing the overuse of the foul language we are hearing in almost everything these days. Consider the whole audience, not just your "target" audience. Ease up, please.