Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Indie drama is well made but extremely grim and brutal.

R 2014 118 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 17+

Brutal, realistic, with an actually very good Cage

Anyone who's been on the internet for over a year can tell you Nic Cage is the king of B-movie schlock, but he's (hopefully) turned his career around with this gritty, depressing depiction of a man just bound to not get his life together. He's well-respected in his backwoods neighborhood, except by Willie, a man born to pick fights with the likes of Joe. His interactions with these characters, most importantly Gary, who he's a bit of a role model to, build who the man really is. It was unexpectedly violent, with some very un-Hollywood sex scenes and a lot of cursing, so it's mostly for mature teens looking for some alternative, southern drama.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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