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Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw
The Woodsman (2004)
A convicted sex offender gets released from prison after 12 years, haunted by his past demons, Walter (Kevin Bacon) tries to build a new life for himself.
Very few films tackle this incredibly controversial subject, and even less tackle from the perspective of the child molester himself. Without a doubt this movie is unsettling, thought provoking, intense, and incredibly powerful. Kevin Bacon gives BY FAR the best performance of his career, how he didn't get nominated for an Oscar that year is beyond me. Also great supporting roles by Kyra Sedgwick and Mos Def. A solid script with great dialog and a truly enriching deep character study. Slow at times but never ever boring. However you feel about the subject matter,(I hate pedos with a passion) it doesn't hurt my appreciation for what a great film this was. After it's done, the viewer must ask questions of himself/herself, which is usually a good sign of a very well made compelling movie. I think the tagline says it all: What's the worst thing you ever did?
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