Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Mark Withers, Jack Betts, Jesse Head, Marshal Hilton, Jeff Payton
Director: Rick Rosenberg
When a disturbed and lonely actor loses the one person who means the most to him he snaps. He embarks on a self destructive path of kidnapping and revenge that he sees as his best acting role ever. Questions of parental in... more »
Revenge that Kept me On the Edge of My Seat
beashia1 | Glendale, California | 09/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the most exciting, emotional, and thought-provoking independent films I've ever seen. The story is filled with psychological twists and turns, and the performances are great. The lead actor, Mark Withers, is especially good. His performance is powerful and presents a deep and complex character study. I was in tears by the end of the movie. This is one movie I definately will tell my friends to buy. This film should be in every film buff's library."
Some good ideas with the wrong treatment
O. Diaz | St. Petersburg, FL | 03/26/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Overripe drama about a kidnapping and a Southern family's dirty secrets. The film's story is set in the present, however it plays like something out of the 40s or 50s. The hammy acting and stagy dialogue only add to this effect, which according to the director was intentional, but it just doesn't work. The transfer is marginal, the picture is very fuzzy, and it's in pan & scan format, making the obviously widescreen shots (in the super 16 format) look claustrophobic."
O. Diaz | 08/29/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a raw film that will take you on an intense journey. This movie is what Indie Film making is all about. FYR"
Southern Man delivers
Jim Giordano | Santa Monica, CA USA | 08/22/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"What got me most about SOUTHERN MAN is it doesn't hit you over the head with a message. What it does hit you with is it's quiet intensity. The performances are top rate, and in this era of over blown production value, it's nice to see a film that is both story and character driven. Let's see more films like SOUTHERN MAN. Better yet, let's see more films by the talented, Rick Rosenberg."