We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Director: Zek Hawkins & Simon Hawkin
Cast: Ashley Adams, Mackenzie Davis, William Devane, Mark Pellegrino
Genre: Crime Drama Thriller
Country of Origin: USA 2013 92 mins.
Released by METRODOME
'A compelling character driven indie noir picture of double-cross,crime and violence.'
How do you finance one big blow out weekend to celebrate your two best friends leaving sleepy small town Corpus Christie, Texas to go to college? Billy Joe (Logan Huffman) robs his sleazy cotton farmer boss Giff (Mark Pellegrino) but how was BJ to know that the cash was money laundered by Big Red (William Devane) and Giff's not a happy man. He wants the twenty thousand dollars back but BJ's blown it. The only solution is a A compelling character driven indie noirheist.The brutal consequences take Billy Joe, his girlfriend Sue (Mackenzie Davis) and pal Bobby (Jeremy Allen White) on a violent journey that will test their friendship.
Jeff Bierman's terrific widescreen cinematography, Jonathan Keevil's moody score and a character driven approach makes 'We Gotta Get Out Of This Place' a compelling indie noir picture of double-crosses, crime and violence beneath the surface of sleepy Corpus Christie. The three leads play their roles with gusto,Mark Pellegrino effectively hovers between nice man and violent sleeze bag but it falls too comfortably into a predictable finale.