This is an odd film. Hard to write about because there are so many different ways to take it. On the one hand it is about a racist old man who despite himself becomes involved in the lives of a Hmong family. It is about the generation gap between a working class father and his middle class children and grandchildren. It is about white flight. It could be about gangs and how hard it is to not get caught up in them. It could be about how violence begets violence. Or how life never goes smooth. Or maybe that the past never really goes away.
I didn’t like this film. Not at all. Well, maybe that is a slight lie, cause bits of it were funny, and I did laugh. And some scenes worked well. But overall I really did not like this film. The main reason is that it just tries to hard to sell us this message that […]