The Woodsman -
Man, this was DARK. This is not a fun or entertaining movie at all. I knew that going in, but still...
We have a very basic premise. A man gets out of jail after 12 years and tries to start his life anew. We don't know what he did for awhile, but start to get ideas pretty quick.
He meets a woman at work, and ends up in a relationship. The revelation of what he did finally comes out, and I couldn't help but wonder about his placement. Isn't that illegal or something?
he is extremely tormented by what he did, and what he continues to want to do. A couple scenes really skeezed me out, but they were supposed to. It hammers home how horrible of a thing it is.
Keven Bacon is amazing here. He should have won an award for this. He plays this disturbed individual so well. And when the time comes, he plays "ultra creepy guy" damn well. I wanted to punch him.
The movie goes by rather quickly, and seems to end without any resolution. But I believe the title, as explained in the movie, is the resolution. His final actions are hopefully the impetus to starting a new life. We'll never know, of course, but we can only hope.
Great movie, but a tough watch.