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A good movie elevated by wonderful performances


This was a movie with little plot, that relied completely on the chemistry between the two brothers, and Emile and Dorff knocked it out of the park. They were exceptional. I have always like Emile, knew he had great talent in him with Into the Wild and Killer Joe, but damn, Dorff wore sadness and pain on his face to a tee.

When (SPOILER) Dorff passed away at the end, as sad as it was, I think its what he wanted. He was holding his brother back. As sad as that sounds, I felt relieved, because he was in so much pain, and tired of living that kind of life.

Good movie with two performances that unfortunately go unnoticed. Dorff should have gotten a best supporting actor nomination.

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I couldn't agree more!

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Or Lead Actor - he had enough screen-time for it, IMO.

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Cool.

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