Set in a small Oregon town where secrets are hard to keep and lies even harder, Mean Creek flows with a simple elegance of truth and consequences as it follows a crisis in the lives of its teen characters, keenly directed by first-timer Jacob Aaron Estes.
The journey within begins as a plot for playful payback on a local troublemaker; the journey onscreen begins with a river, as a ragtag group of troubled-and-not teenagers set out on a boat trip to celebrate the birthday of their youngest member. As a sort of boyish Heart of Darkness trip develops, cracks in the crew form when some of the teens have second thoughts about what they are about to do. –Sundance Film Fesitval
Jacob Aaron Estes (born 6 September 1972) is an American screenwriter and film director.
Estes wrote and directed his feature debut, Summoning, in 2001. With 2004’s Mean Creek, his second offering as writer-director, he gained critical acclaim, receiving nominations at various film festivals and winning the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award. That same year he wrote the screenplay for Rick Rosenthal’s Nearing Grace, which he adapted from the Scott Sommer novel. He currently is working on The Gifted starring Ralph Fiennes. —Wikipedia
Intolerance is a tricky thing, you fat fuck. Wait. I've learned nothing.
this did not turn out as expected and I ended up not really liking this movie. the characters were underdeveloped but the plot was good. however, after the climax of the whole film, everything dies down...for good. like nothing else interesting happens after that. and some characters who shouldn't be similar in antics were very similar (i.e. the enemy and a good guy). overall a dissapointment. not really worth seeing