In keeping with the killer kid theme, what if your son shot up a college campus and killed 17 people along with himself? We get to find out in this intriguing but somewhat empty indie film starring Maria Bello and Michael Sheen as the parents struggling with the tragedy. The performances are outstanding, as is the premise and the film’s stark look and feel, but director/co-writer Shawn Ku spends too much time skirting the real drama. It’s loaded with random hysterics and longing moments of remorse, but it feels like deleted footage from a film that actually confronts the situation. It’s reminiscent of Nicole Kidman’s Rabbit Hole, but feels mostly like a missed opportunity rather than a piece of insightful social commentary.
Video: 1080p 1.78:1; Audio: Dolby TrueHD 5.1; Special Features: Commentary with writer/director Shawn Ku, editor Chad Galster and cinematographer Michael Fimognari; deleted scenes, trailer.
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