don't read it if u havent watched. I'm just going to write about the significant events in the movie.
Eric [Andrew Garfield who was also in The Social Network] finally freed from the jail and is now ready to get back in the society.
He's having some mixed feelings about this since he is bit akward and less experienced considering the fact that he spent good amount of times in the jail.
Nevertheless with the helpful guidance of social worker Terry who is a closest person in this "outer world" and almost like a father figure, Eric felt much safe n started to work. Even having a girlfriend which he has never had before.
All things are good and here comes the shit storm. The media tries to expose this "ruthless killer" roaming freely in the society makes everyone to turn their back on him. It's almost like a witchhunt. Even his girlfriend doesn't trust him.
Even though it wasnt Eric who committed the crime. Eric becomes the public 1 and there's nowhere for him to escape or find a safe place. His past continues to haunt him.
ONCE AGAIN ERIC IS ALL ALONE and ..... *Reflection/Thoughts
+I was surprised to see Terry the Social worker's son was so fuckin' jelous of Eric. After all, it just seemed like he just needed a someone he can talk to, share feelings with, and a mentor. Kind of sad, I felt bad for him.
With that being said, I have had always concerned with the break up of family and its effects on everyone especially in the US and UK. It's crucial to have positive people who dearly care/love you. Eric, Philip [the killer] and Terry's son are all victims of unstable family after all. Philip was molested by his own older brother.
+ I don't blame Eric nor should he be criticized for his last action imo.
It's really sad that the society won't accept Eric for his "crime" which he committed when he was like what 10? But at the same time, it's very obvious for other people to be fear and try to hunt down people like Eric and is understandable. Still personally if the person served enough time I think they should be given 2nd chance without cold stares n harsh attitudes especially if the crime was comitted when they were minors. Well only selective people based on their mental health and etc.
+ I also believe people change. For better or worse, I won't be the same person as I am right now in 5 years later on or even 3 years ago back when i was in high school. After all we're only humans. We became the way we are today through our past mistakes, achievements, and experiences. It's easy for people to hate Eric for his mistake in the past, but he shouldn't be forever judged or be haunted by this. We grow up eventually, for better or worse. In Eric's case, it turned out to be better cuz he was a productive member of society who poses no threats to anyone.
+ This was definitely worth watching and it was different kind of "COMING OF AGE" movie I've never expected it before. Also left me thinking for awhile.www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOAgV2T5zrE&feature=related
I thought this was fuckin' golden n hilarious LOL