Junior Moreno is an ex-con struggling to get his life back. His brother Manny, the salutatorian of his high school, embodies the neighborhood’s hope. On the night of his graduation party, Manny faces a life-changing decision, while Junior tries to prevent his brother from becoming another casualty.
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The production values look terrible, as though nobody cared how the film should look like. But if you focus on the story itself, the series of events that dogged Junior's life, it's not a bad movie at all. That's why I'm giving this three stars.
Really well acted and cast movie that lets you get to know its characters organically. Feels like a very driven short story. The hand-held camera work -- which moves wildly and doesn't always let you see enough -- is jarring but didn't make me like the movie any less.