Sunday, August 14, 2011
An ex-thug and his son attempt to find a way to move past impossible circumstances to forge a bond that has been forever broken by the murder of the child's mother.
Set in the cold and rusty steel mill town of Scranton, Pennsylvania, FORGED follows Chuco (Manny Perez) on his quest to redeem himself committing a horrific sin — the murder of his wife. After Chuco’s release from prison, his now 13-year-old, abused and homeless son, Machito (David Castro), seeks him out and simply mutters: “You killed my mother. Now I kill you.” As Chuco’s guilt and Machito’s need for a father take hold, they must both find a way to move past impossible circumstances to forge a bond that has been forever broken.
Engulfed by a bleak and lonely air, FORGED tells a profound, introverted story that is both exhilarating and heartfelt — an exploration into the deep bonds of family when one man’s search for redemption might beg for more than he can give.
My thoughts-I am going to warn you that this is a racy movie. It has alot of scenes and issues I would not have my son see. With that said, it is a movie that takes us into a very different world that is not peaches and cream. The movie unveils how the past comes to haunt us, and how actions have reactions. It is a film that leaves you wondering, take that for what its worth my own opinion. If you like this kind of movies, then add this one to your list.
***Disclosure-I received a copy of this movie to review. No compensation was received. These are my honest opinions.