I had never heard of this 2005 drama/thriller, and after seeing it, I'm
surprised, because it is excellent; a hard-hitting drama that turns
thriller as things begin to reveal themselves, and nothing is what it
Michael had taken his younger brother Dylan and run away from home, and
as the film progresses, flashbacks reveal it was to protect Dylan from the
same abuse that Michael had endured as a kid.
Working in a convenience store while Dylan must stay holed up in a
cheap motel room, only allowed to go out at night to play, Michael works
hard to save money so that they can get further away from their parents,
and improve their life. Things get more complicated, however, when he
falls for his co-worker Carly (Robin Tunney), who is six years older than
him, and comes with her own baggage.
An excellent story and script with some real twists at the end, and a
great performance by all the actors, make this one a must-see.