A wonderful surprise for all the wrong reasons.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I rented this video because I am a fan of Brian Krause (Leo Wyatt of Charmed). As his name does not appear in the credits on the box, I suspected that his role would be small. In fact, he was only on screen a few minutes, and I don't recall ever seeing his face (I recognized him by his voice). However, I was by no means disappointed with my choice.The story is engaging. I have always been drawn into literary works which deal with male bonding and its accompanying issues. The two principal characters; Sonny and Anthony, come from broken homes. Each struggles to survive in the wake of a tragic accident which claimed the life of a close friend. Additionally, each of these young men is searching to find a place for himself in a hostile reality in which the local entertainment consists of street brawling, mugging, car-jacking, and making out with the rich girls from across the tracks.Anthony; a promising young writer, recognizes that remaining in his present environment would condemn him to a life barely worth living. However, his efforts to escape are hampered by the financial insolvency of his widowed working mother, and his best friend who fears that there is no place in the world for "white trash" like him, except exactly where he is.Jeremy Sisto is extraordinary in the role of Sonny. He is strikingly attractive, his voice is commanding, and he has a screen presence which is irrestible. I cannot recommend this film too highly."
Heart-wrencing story about family, not biological, external.
Michelle | Delray Beach, FL | 03/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fantastic movie. The story is well written and the cast is amazing!The movie is about a group of childhood friends and the lives they live "on the other side of the track". It's an emotional roller-coaster ride that explodes upon social class differences, emotional abandonment, the bonds of ever-lasting friendship and the sacrifices one will make for another in the hope for them to live a better life.
It's a must see!"