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Riverís End (2005)

 

Picture: C†††† Sound: C+†††† Extras: C+†††† Film: B-

 

 

Compelling and interesting enough to likely land Sam Huntington the Jimmy Olsen role in Superman Returns, actor-turned-director William Kattís effective drama Riverís End (2005) tells the story of how young Clay (Huntington) has to deal with harassment and personal demons to get past being upset and unsatisfied with his life.

 

The screenplay by Glen Stephens offers solutions that are far too pat, but enough of the film, Kattís directing and the castís acting works together enough that you can really enjoy the film as a moral of life, even as some of what it speaks of is more myth than reliable reality.

 

After troubles in school and his small town with small-mindedness, Clay faces his fear of water by going out in the middle of nowhere to find himself.However, two criminals who stole a car have kidnapped a roommate and she is now in jeopardy unbeknownst to him, who is initially the accused in the situation.Caroline Goodall and Greg Evigan are also effective in supporting roles of the more known actors here.

 

The letterboxed 1.85 X 1 image is nicely shot by cinematographer John-Paul Beeghly, but the transfer is too soft and does not show off the work to best advantage.The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is simple and just fine for this independent production.Extras include a feature length audio commentary by Katt, Huntington & writer/producer Glen Stephens, Stephenís filmmaker intro and theatrical trailer.

 

 

-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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