First Point Entertainment, Katonah Pictures, Perfect Weekend,
Brittany Snow, Evan Ross, Christian Serratos, Jonathan Michael Trautmann, David Oyelowo, Justin Martin, Sharon Morris, Anna Enger
Based on true events, this is the story of 4 young people, two boys and two girls, who made a series of choices in one evening that changed their lives. Through intercuts, the story of two boys, one a young black man who has chance to go to college and make something of himself, but keeps getting pulled back into the gang that runs the neighborhood especially by his friend, a young white male who wants nothing more than to be accepted in the gang. A carjacking gone wrong escalates as one bad choice after another follows until they are all involved so deep that they can never get out. This is a film that has a subtle message of what real respect means, and how we have to pay consequences for making stupid decisions sometimes.
This film is a thriller and a pretty good crime story with a kind of redemption and yet payback in the end, but a really fair ride along the way. The story is harsh, and pulls not punches. Each individual has his own agenda and makes their own decisions which often makes things escalate and get worse. It’s a mediocre film, since it’s not a big budget Hollywood production, but it’s a decent little film and well worth watching if you’re interested in a tale of life in the projects and a good strong boy who has his sights set high, but keeps getting pulled back into what he never ever wanted to be.
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