Review #1/1 by Nightwater, Rated: , Review created 02/08/2011
Would-be bank robber and hostage taker, Sonny, evokes an unlikely sympathy; he needs to connect to others, to take care of people, and to find himself. Despite the angry picture painted of him by his two wives (a woman and a man), he radiates an essential goodness, as though he really is trying his best to do right by those who depend on him. This mis-directed goodness is offset by the apparent threat and instability of his accomplice, Sal. The story has notes of suspense, of humor, and of sadness. And all of this, along with a general sense of chaos, makes this film brilliantly unpredictable.