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Cast: Kenny Johnson, Erin Daniels, David Marciano, Christian Stokes and Brad Dourif, with Cameo Appearances by Laura San Giacomo, Dayton Callie, Rainn Wilson and Michael Sheen
When a convicted drug smuggler leaves prison after 22 years for one youthful mistake, he just wants to start over and obey the law. But, unable to find work, he's forced to take a supposedly legitimate job with his old crime partners. And they have big plans for their newest employee.
"Few Options" tells the story of Frank Connor, as the film opens Frank is being released early after serving 22 years in prison for drug smuggling because he never told the police who was really behind the crime. Upon release Frank has a hard time getting work and ends up sleeping in his cousin's garage. He meets up with his partner in crime who offers Frank a job at a strip club he manages but what Frank doesn't know is that the club is owned by his former employee and now his old boss wants Frank to do another job that is not on the straight and narrow.
To give out anymore details about the plot would only ruin the film for those waiting to see it. "Few Options" is a straight forward, serious crime drama that doesn't have big explosions or loads of action and car chases. Instead it's a character-driven film with an engaging story and well-developed characters, each with a back story that allows the viewer to have feelings towards each and everyone of them. The production is top-notch, the cinematography is fantastic and the film's score really helps create the right mood. The cast that Director, George A. Pappy Jr. assembled here could not be better. Kenny Johnson(Sons of Anarchy, Blade, The Shield, Prime Suspect, Saving Grace) is amazing as Frank, his performance has all the right emotions, you really feel that he just wants to start over and make a better life for himself. Brad Dourif is also excellent as Chris Pendler, Frank's old employer. The film also has several cameos from some high profile actors such as Michael Sheen and Raain Wilson.
It's fair to say that the Film's strength comes from its strong direction and acting. The story is captivating and thought-provoking and the ending could not be anymore perfect. With all the teen oriented movies coming out today it is nice to sit back and watch an intelligent film for a change. If you like the genre then I highly recommend checking the film out, it is available now on DVD. A strong, believable story with phenomenal characters that grab your attention and keeps it till the very last frame.
Released by Monarch Home Entertainment
*** 1/2 Out Of *****