June 7, 2011
The dialogue is so smart and funny...the language definitely feels like "Stand By Me" and the kid who plays Charles is like a clone of a young Chris O'Donnell...Joel Courtney does an amazing job in his acting debut as the lead of Joe Lamb...Elle Fanning does a great job here, she's got a great flick here to bring her out of the shadows of her older sister Dakota, could be her breakout movie...Kyle Chandler plays Joe's dad and the deputy sheriff in the fictional town of Lillian, Ohio (which is supposed to be near Dayton, Ohio) who goes digging into things that others don't want him looking in to.
There's a great little back story about 2 families that are connected by a tragedy which just adds a great touch to the main plot as well.
I highly recommend this movie and hope you all go see it and post comments below and let me know what you think. After the film has been out for a few weeks I'll include more of what I think of the plot but I don't want to give any of the surprises away to you.